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United Kingdom

16 October 2006

BBC News

Three-quarters of firearms used by UK criminals are converted replica and imitation guns, one of the country's most senior police experts has said. Metropolitan Police Commander Cressida Dick told the BBC's Today programme the majority of guns smuggled into Britain were converted replicas or imitations. Many came from Eastern Europe, said Commander Dick, who also speaks for the Association of Chief Police Officers. Police were targeting the gun factories which... (

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