Guidance

Investigation into the death of Captain Abdul Hussan Taleb Hassan

Evidence, documents and transcripts from oral hearings published as part of the Investigation into the death of Captain Hassan.

Documents

Annotated map of Az Zubayr area

Death certificate of Captain Hassan

Guidance for the use of warning shots

IPS document: forensic results for bullet casings

IPS document: forensic results for pistol

IPS document: statement of Basima Khazaal

IPS document: viewing body at hospital

MX report 790S RTS_1

Photograph of Land Rover

Photographs of Captain Hassan's vehicle

Photographs of Pinzgauer

Radio log for 17 December 2004

Scenes of crime examiners report (MAR_1)

Scenes of crime examiners report (PDN_1)

Service Police investigation summary dated 10 March 2005

Shooting incident involving 40 Cdo RM, document dated 24 April 2005

Shooting incident review dated 19 December 2004

Threat warning as at 1030hrs on 17 December 2004

VBIEDs in MND(SE) AOR 1 July 2004 to 21 January 2005

Watchkeepers log for 17 December 2004

Witness statement of Basima Khazaal dated 25 September 2016

Witness statement of Basima Khazaal dated 27 December 2004

Witness statement of Caroline Banyard dated 28 January 2005

Witness statement of Chester Park dated 14 February 2005

Witness statement of Chester Park dated 23 March 2005

Witness statement of Dr Sufar dated 20 January 2005

Witness statement of Hareth Al-Tamimi dated 3 January 2005

Witness statement of Nicholas Steele dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO36 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of Phillip Neville dated 8 March 2005

Witness statement of SO28 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO29 dated 10 January 2017

Witness statement of SO29 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO30 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO30 dated 23 December 2016

Witness statement of SO31 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO32 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO33 dated 12 April 2005

Witness statement of SO33 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO34 dated 10 January 2017

Witness statement of SO34 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO35 dated 18 December 2004

Witness statement of SO36 dated 12 April 2005

Witness statement of SO36 dated 14 January 2005

Witness statement of SO37 dated 14 January 2005

Witness statement of SO37 dated 24 December 2004

Witness statement of SO37 dated 28 February 2005

Witness statement of SO37 dated 8 November 2016

Details

The Inspector found that on 17 December 2004 Captain Hassan was fatally shot by a UK forces patrol who, perceiving it to present an imminent threat to their lives, fired a number of rounds into his vehicle in accordance with the Rules of Engagement. The Inspector concluded that whilst some of the soldiers perceived Captain Hassan to be holding a gun, he did not take out his pistol at any time during the incident.

Published 7 February 2017