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United Kingdom

28 January 2005

Evening Mail (UK)

Birmingham's fight against guns was highlighted today when shock figures revealed the number of armed police had doubled in the last three years. Gun-carrying cops in the West Midlands were called into action more than 25 times a week last year. Only London had a higher figure. The force's battle against gun gangs and terrorist threats has brought about much of the increase — but youngsters playing with toy guns also caused the figures to rocket. In just one month... (

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