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London gun crime rises as shootings nearly double

...and homemade versions/locally produced in India (bottom)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/03/london-gun-crime-shootings-rise

Teenage boys with cheap guns involved in 'respect shootings' to blame for increase, say experts

Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Shooting incidents in London have almost doubled compared with the same period last year, prompting grave concerns that gun crime in some areas is out of control.

Scotland Yard has admitted a 17% rise in overall firearms offences, although the Metropolitan police chief, Sir Paul Stephenson, has put that down to a blip.

Stephenson last week dropped a plan to put routine armed patrols on the streets, saying that although gun crime had risen it was still lower than two years ago and he was not willing to sanction s

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Added: Nov-8-2009 
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