UK: Database links 350 guns to crimes

A firearms database has linked more than 350 guns with crimes in its first year of operation in England and Wales. It works by combining advanced forensic technology and police intelligence information. The database has helped police to solve crimes in which weapons have been used, identify the individuals who import and supply them illegally, and track down people who are illegally converting or adapting them. Last year, it played a key role in prosecuting illegal gun dealer Paul Alexander, who was jailed indefinitely for supplying guns to criminals. More