Sydney Siege: AFP admits misinforming PM that Lindt Cafe Gunman Man Haron Monis had Firearms Licence


Photo: Police reveal Man Haron Monis did not hold a gun licence.(AAP)

The Australian Federal Police have taken responsibility for inaccurate information about whether Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis had a firearms licence.

Yesterday during a media conference Prime Minister Tony Abbott repeatedly said Monis had a gun licence.

The Australian Federal Police has now admitted to being the source of the information, which it provided to Mr Abbott in a briefing yesterday morning.

But police said further inquiries had revealed that Monis was not a registered firearms licence holder after all, and has never held a New South Wales gun licence.

“The information provided at the time was based on a manual entry in the National Police Reference System in the category of ‘Firearms Licence Holder’,” the statement said.

“The AFP has been working closely with CrimTrac, federal and state…

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