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Rival criminal gangs 'sharing' guns

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Criminals from rival gangs are effectively 'sharing' firearms as weapons become more scarce, according to police experts.

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service has played a key role in prosecuting "armourers" meaning different gangs are having to use the same weapons hired from a common source.

Andy Tighe reports.

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