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United Kingdom

12 September 2009

Times (UK)

A judge called a gunmaker who crafted weapons for Merseyside's gangsters as a "dealer in death" as he jailed him at Liverpool Crown Court for 20 years. David Hampson, 44, who could transform a replica firearm into a handgun in 20 minutes, was caught in a 12-month police undercover operation. His speciality was converting miniature torches into single-shot weapons. Senior officers in Merseyside Police were jubilant at the severity of the sentence which, they say, will... (

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