Cumbria gunman Bird caught on CCTV
CCTV footage of mass killer Derrick Bird holding what appears to be his shotgun as he drives through a busy town centre has been released for the first time.
Bird, 52, is captured on camera as he pulls up to a junction in Whitehaven with his driver's side window open and the double-barrelled weapon clutched in his right hand.
He had just fired two shots across a crowded taxi rank after he had shot dead one taxi driver and gunned down another in the back just over a minute earlier.
The public cameras picked up images of Bird's grey Citroen Picasso taxi in the reflection of a bar window as he stopped along the rank in Duke Street on the morning of June 2 last year.
He had already leant over the passenger side of his vehicle and blasted Darren Rewcastle in the face, neck and stomach with two shots.
He then drove to where Donald Reid was standing at the front of the rank and stopped as he shot him in the back as his victim dived to avoid the gunfire.
Bird then got out of his vehicle and stalked a crawling Mr Reid before he decided to turn back and drive off again.
The CCTV cameras next capture him on a second circuit of the town's one-way system as he drives down Lowther Street with shoppers unaware of the events that have just unfolded.
Bird turns back on to Duke Street and fires two more shots as people in the street are seen to run for cover.
HM Coroner for North and West Cumbria, David Roberts, authorised the release of the CCTV images played on numerous occasions to the inquest jury on day six of the hearings into the deaths of Bird's twin brother David, 52, solicitor Kevin Commons, 60, Mr Rewcastle, 43, Susan Hughes, 57, Kenneth Fishburn, 71, Isaac Dixon, 65, Jennifer Jackson, 68, and her husband James, 67, Garry Purdham, 31, Jamie Clark, 23, Michael Pike, 64, Jane Robinson, 66, and Bird himself.