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This is how guns end up in the hands of Liverpool's most vicious criminals

This is how guns end up in the hands of Liverpool's most vicious criminals
How weapons that cause terror and tragedy arrive on the streets of Merseyside Guns cause terror and tragedy on the streets of Merseyside. This year ha...
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Firearms seized in national operation

Firearms seized in national operation
At least 61 firearms have been seized and ten people arrested in a national operation targeting customers who had purchased prohibited blank-firing we...
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Lives saved" as WMP seizes 100-plus firearms so far in 2018

Lives saved" as WMP seizes 100-plus firearms so far in 2018
West Midlands Police has taken more than 100 firearms off the region’s streets so far this year - recoveries that have “undoubtedly saved lives" accor...
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Man shot by Police , Six arrests made

Man shot by Police , Six arrests made
Man sustains arm injury as six people are arrested on suspicion of firearms offences Officers from West Midlands police forced their way into the hous...
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Obsolete Calibre (Antique) Firearms Threat Briefing

Obsolete Calibre (Antique) Firearms Threat Briefing
The role of NABIS is to support policing in reducing the threat from the criminal use of firearms. The use of antique firearms in crime was first iden...
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Armed police shot at from car during chase in London

Armed police shot at from car during chase in London
Shots were fired at armed police from a car and one officer was hurt during a chase through the streets of London. Officers responded to reports of pe...
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Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets

Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets
A large haul of firearms, air weapons and ammunition is now off the streets of Lanarkshire. Police Scotland seized a total of 22 firearms, 66 air weap...
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Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty

Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty
Police Scotland has launched a firearms amnesty, intended to stop weapons falling into the hands of criminals. Anyone who has a gun or ammunition with...
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Joint Operation Nets Firearms Haul 

Joint Operation Nets Firearms Haul 
Nine f irearms , including two AK47 -style machine guns, have been seized following a joint operation by Border Force and the National Crime Agency at...
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Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review

Jermaine Baker shooting: CPS confirms no charges after review
A decision not to bring charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man during a botched attempt to free a prisoner has been upheld. The Crown...
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Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'

Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'
A retired emergency doctor has told a court he made plans to "assassinate" dozens of people involved in the dismissal from his job. Martin Watt said h...
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PC faces gunman after routine burglary call

PC faces gunman after routine burglary call
  PC Jemma Follows has her Taser drawn when the teenager emerges, but he vanishes from sight and she withdraws from the house. Undeterred, the re...
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Yassar Yaqub shooting - IPCC report into death unlikely to be published until later in 2018

Yassar Yaqub shooting - IPCC report into death unlikely to be published until later in 2018
  A report into the death of Yassar Yaqub is unlikely to be made public until the second half of 2018, according to investigators. Almost a year ...
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Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day

Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day
FIREARM DRAMA  - Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day as cops hunt two men Officers raced to the scene in Carron Place after the ...
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How 'sophisticated' crime gang went about business

How 'sophisticated' crime gang went about business
Nine men have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges linked to the most sophisticated organised crime group encountered yet by Police Scotland , accor...
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Men sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for firearms offences

Men sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for firearms offences
Six men have been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison following a shooting in Bedford last year described as ‘a scene more reminiscent of Chica...
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WW2 Machine Guns Among 140 Firearms Handed To Police

WW2 Machine Guns Among 140 Firearms Handed To Police
  Two Second World War Machine guns were handed in to police in the first week of a gun amnesty launched by Scotland Yard . Over the past week mo...
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Man jailed over 160 guns found in house fire

Man jailed over 160 guns found in house fire
A 74-year-old man has been jailed for five years after 160 guns were found at his home following a fire. The weapons and ammunition, including machine...
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Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender

Give Up Your Guns - National Firearms Surrender
  Scotland Yard launched a new campaign today urging people to give up their guns to keep them out of the hands of criminals. Officers have urged...
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Jailed for supplying sawn-off shotguns

Jailed for supplying sawn-off shotguns
Two men from Birmingham who were responsible for supplying sawn-off shotguns to organised crime groups have been jailed for more than 55 years, a...
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