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United Kingdom

3 June 2010

BBC News

Derrick Bird, who shot dead 12 people in Cumbria, held a firearms licence for 20 years, it has emerged. Cumbria Police said the taxi driver had a shotgun certificate and a firearms licence for weapons, and he is understood to have been a licensed firearms holder since the age of 32. Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde said the two weapons they had recovered from Bird, a shotgun and a rifle, appeared similar to those described on the licences, but that officers would... (

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