THE Herald led the world in breaking news of the shocking robbery bid over the weekend.
We broke the news on our website, www.thisisplymouth.co.uk. Within minutes it had been picked up from our @heraldnewslive Twitter feed.
The Herald's reporter Sian Davies and photographer Paul Slater were first on the scene.
It was nearly an hour before Devon and Cornwall Police were able to confirm details.
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By then, Sky News, BBC and national news websites were beginning to cover the story.
Chief reporter Edd Moore was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live shortly after midnight. He also spoke on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday morning. Saturday's Herald front page was also held up to millions on BBC One's Breakfast show.
The Herald's website was the first to name Alan Levers as the dead gunman – and to publish his photograph.
Sian Davies, who broke the exclusive online, later gave her insights on BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday evening.