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Gun Policy News, 11 February 1998

New Zealand

11 February 1998

Radio New Zealand

Seven long-standing unresolved fire-arms charges against convicted double murderer John Barlow, have been withdrawn at the request of the Police. The charges included unlawful possession of guns, stealing a gun and supplying a firearm. Barlow, who's now serving a life sentence for the February 1994 murders of Wellington father and son businessmen, Eugene and Gene Thomas, denied the charges and intended fighting them through the Court. But Detective Inspector Brett... (

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United Kingdom

11 February 1998

Telegraph (UK)

A motorist was shot and seriously injured yesterday after a so-called road rage incident between two drivers. The victim, aged 46, struggled to a nearby office for help after the gunman drove away from the scene in Croydon, south London. The injured man was shot at least once in the lower body during an argument with the driver of a silver R-registration Ford Escort. Det Insp Andrew Claiden said: "It seemed that they were basically going to have it out verbally. Then... (

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