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United Kingdom

9 July 2010

BBC News

Two Durham police officers who sold on guns which had been handed in to the force for safe disposal have been given suspended prison sentences. Pc Maurice Allen, 47, and Pc Damien Cobain, 41, had admitted misconduct. The pair were arrested in February 2009 when officers investigating a gun theft were told it had been bought from police. Allen was sentenced to 51 weeks, which was suspended for two years, and Cobain to 40 weeks, suspended for 18 months. 'Lax'... (

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