Weapon seized by the French police
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Drug violence in Marseille: 20 murders in nine months

23 September 2012 Last updated at 04:33 BST

Police in the southern French city of Marseille are investigating the 20th murder there in the past nine months.

They blame the upsurge in violence on drug gangs and the availability of military style weapons.

As Christian Fraser reports from Marseille, as the economy stumbles, the gangs are finding it easier to recruit.