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The Foreigner Report contradicts police Utøya claims. Amongst ongoing criticism of police’s actions stopping Anders Behring Breivik’s Utøya massacre, officers could have reached the island 22 minutes quicker, an internal report shows. The Nordre Buskerud Police document contains more than 80 points for future reference covering what went wrong, could have been done better, or differently. Two points in particular show 22 critical minutes could have been saved if police had followed their original plan of how to reach Utøya by boat.

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Report contradicts police Utøya claims

Published on Tuesday, 17th January, 2012 at 14:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Amongst ongoing criticism of police’s actions stopping Anders Behring Breivik’s Utøya massacre, officers could have reached the island 22 minutes quicker, an internal report shows.



The Nordre Buskerud Police document contains more than 80 points for future reference covering what went wrong, could have been done better, or differently.

Two points in particular show 22 critical minutes could have been saved if police had followed their original plan of how to reach Utøya by boat.

They would have arrived 16 minutes earlier if they had used their first choice of Utvika quay nearest to the island on the mainland, another six minutes if they travelled with just six men, reports Aftenposten. 

Instead, they chose to pick up at least another four men at Storøya Island’s quayside, further away from Utøya. The overloaded police boat’s outboard motor cut out, stranding them in the middle of the Oslo Fjord.

According to the report, no communications coverage at Utvika also meant the solitary officer who went to meet the Delta Unit from Oslo, which had first driven past the rendezvous point, had no idea a colleague had secured three civilian boats in the area. He told them none were available.

Chief of Nordre Buskerud District Police, Sissel Hammer, did not wish to comment on the report, the two points in it showing how they could have saved time, or its most important lesson. She also declined to answer questions about the problems deficient communications coverage caused.

Anders Behring Breivik shot and killed 69 Labour Youth Movement (AUF) on Utøya.




Published on Tuesday, 17th January, 2012 at 14:43 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivikutoeyashootings, utoeyapoliceboatproblems.





  
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