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Inside Out Special exposes "chaotic" gun control

Chris Jackson | 09:00 UK time, Monday, 12 July 2010

Tonight we've a special Inside Out investigation looking into what has been branded lax gun control within Durham Constabulary's own firearms licensing section.

Maurice AllenFor five years firearms enquiry officer Maurice Allen was able to trade in guns being handed in for destruction.

On Friday Allen and another officer who also traded guns were given suspended jail sentences, but the trial judge branded firearms control within Durham Police as "lax and chaotic".

How could a police force be so casual with guns? Find out tonight at 7.30pm on BBC1.

Note: Due to the last minute scheduling of this programme, it may not appear in some listings and Electronic Programme Guides (EPG).

Inside Out will be back in October for a brand new series.

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