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United Kingdom

6 March 2008

Telegraph (UK)

The spiralling use of guns among children means it is only a matter of time before an armed officer is faced with shooting a child, the head of a Home Office task force has warned. The number of young people prosecuted for firearms offences has risen by more than 20 per cent in the past five years — and children as young as eight have been found carrying weapons. Jon Murphy, the head of the gun crime task force at the Home Office, said the youths involved in gun... (

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