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United Kingdom

31 January 2005

BBC News

Youngsters are being urged to hand in their imitation guns to police or face being arrested by armed officers. Officers are increasingly concerned about a surge in popularity of replica firearms among schoolchildren. They have set up a month-long weapons "hand-in" to draw attention to changes in the law which make it an arrestable offence to carry fake guns in public. "We want to get as many of these off the streets as we can in February," a South Yorkshire Police... (

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