In the Media

Police issue warning as teenagers take to guns

PUBLISHED April 12, 2005

Teenagers as young as 16 are increasingly using guns, often to resolve "trivial" disputes, a Scotland Yard review has discovered.

Preliminary police figures suggest the number of youths aged 16 to 19 carrying firearms has almost doubled in the past five years.
One of the Metropolitan Police's senior firearms officers has warned that unless something is done to tackle the new breed of teenager gunmen then there could be a fresh surge in shootings in the capital.