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United Kingdom

7 January 2003

Times (UK)

David Blunkett last night watered down plans to impose a mandatory five-year jail sentences on anyone carrying a gun illegally after being threatened with a revolt by judges. The Home Secretary is now preparing to give judges the discretion to give more lenient sentences in exceptional circumstances. The change might undermine the impact of the Government's drive to curb the use of guns on the streets, but without the concession Mr Blunkett faced probable defeat in the... (

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