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United Kingdom

6 January 2003

Times (UK)

A NEW criminal offence of carrying replica guns is to be announced by Tony Blair after the shooting of the teenage cousins Charlene Ellis and Latisha Shakespear. Even before the two girls were shot dead in Birmingham on New Year's Day, the Prime Minister was planning a new offence of possessing an imitation gun in a public place. The move, which may also target air guns, is expected to coincide with figures showing that crime involving firearms has reached record... (

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