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10 January 2003

BBC News

Police chiefs, community leaders and politicians have been meeting in London to discuss ways of combating gun crime in the UK. The summit was held after latest figures showed there were more than 9,000 gun-related offences in the UK last year. And it came only days after two teenage girls died after being caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout in Birmingham. After the summit, the Home Office announced a new initiative to encourage people with illegally held... (

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