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United Kingdom

4 January 2002

BBC News

While Britain has some of the toughest firearms laws in the world, the recent spate of gun murders in London has highlighted a disturbing growth in armed crime. The shooting of a young woman in London by a mobile phone thief has again raised the issue of escalating gun crime in the UK. The attack follows a series of gun-related incidents in east London between Christmas and New Year, which included the case of two men who were killed by a single shot at a... (

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