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England & Wales

13 November 2012

BBC News

A teenager carrying a replica pistol in Birmingham could have faced "fatal consequences" when he was caught by armed officers, police have said. Armed officers drew their weapons when the 15-year-old reached for the gun after a chase. West Midlands Police said they got a 999 call just after 21:30 GMT on Monday reporting a youth carrying a handgun near Moor Street station. Ch Insp Paul Minor said the teenager had had a "lucky escape". After the initial emergency call... (

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