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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 10:53 GMT 11:53 UK
Man traced over web 'gun' videos
A man holding a gun
The footage showed the men brandishing a range of guns
Police have traced a man from Galashiels after videos of people wearing balaclavas and pretending to fire weapons were posted on YouTube.

Officers have questioned a 32-year-old man in connection with the incident, filmed near Selkirk and Galashiels.

The man has not been charged but police have described his actions as an "ill-judged publicity stunt".

Imitation weapons have been recovered. Police said the circumstances would be reported to the procurator fiscal.

Two five-minute films were posted on the video website showing men and women at different locations in the Borders.

Various sites

The videos - Spree Killers and Chav Killers - showed rappers, wearing balaclavas and sunglasses, apparently firing guns and setting off explosions.

Locations used included Langlee, Bannerfield, and the ruined St Mary's Church.

A police spokeswoman said that carrying guns - whether real or replica - could constitute an offence if done in a public place and considered to cause "fear and alarm".

Both national anti-gun campaigners and local parents have condemned the videos as "offensive".


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