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The Durham Police gun scandal


A former Durham policeman who admitted trading guns has told the BBC that he sold weapons openly in police stations.

Maurice Allen, who is no longer in the force, was given a suspended prison sentence.

A special BBC Inside Out programme reveals how customers regularly called in to police stations to buy unwanted weapons.

A judge last week branded Durham Police's procedures for firearms control as "lax and chaotic".

Chris Jackson reports.

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