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Duration: 29 minutes

Mark Jordan exposes how illegally imported stun guns are becoming the weapon of choice for London's teenage gangs, and reveals why the authorities are powerless to stop it. Wendy Hurrell finds out how a charity is helping provide families across London with recycled food destined for landfill. And Asha Tanna meets the cockneys who moved north for a new life more than a decade ago.

  • Illegal stun guns

    Stun gun

    Illegal stun guns 20 times more powerful than police Tasers can be illegally imported into the UK with ease, a BBC Inside Out investigation has found.


    Possessing a stun gun carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years. But Inside Out bought two devices by mail order - which both made it through customs. 


    Read the full story on the BBC News website. 

  • Illegal stun guns bought online

    Stun gun

    BBC Inside Out London has discovered that illegal stun guns bought online cleared UK customs.


    The UK Border Agency (UKBA) insists it is tackling the problem.


    Watch the full video feature on the BBC News website.


Matthew Wright
Mark Jordan


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