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20 September 2012

BBC News

Police are to remove gunfire sensors put up in parts of Birmingham because of "technical difficulties". The Shotspotter Gunshot Location System was introduced in 2010 where there was a high number of firearm incidents. But West Midlands Police admitted in August that the system was not as accurate as it had hoped and it had missed four confirmed shootings. Of the 1,618 alerts from the system since November, only two were confirmed gunfire incidents. 'Not carrying... (

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