Record number of guns on London's streets, warns Britain's top police officer
More guns are being smuggled onto the streets of cities across the UK, Britain's most senior police officer has said.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told a hearing at London's City Hall that a rise in gun crime in the capital is being put down to an increase in the number of weapons coming into the country - ending up in major cities throughout the UK.
The Metropolitan Police seized a record number of weapons in 2015, including semi-automatic guns, which he said was "worrying".
He said: "We've seized more firearms than ever before. In the previous year we've seized 714 guns, that's... read more
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