Ballistics scheme tackles shooting

by Lorraine King Tit-for-tat shootings in the borough could be curbed by the launch of a �8 million ballistics service by the Home Office. The state-of-the-art scheme could even identify a victim if he or she escaped injury and failed to

by Lorraine King

Tit-for-tat shootings in the borough could be curbed by the launch of a �8 million ballistics service by the Home Office.

The state-of-the-art scheme could even identify a victim if he or she escaped injury and failed to contact the police.

In the latest tool against gun crime, the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) will consist of one database, which will hold the details of all shooting incidents in England and Wales and what weapon was used.

It will also contain the ballistics of every single incident which is akin to a fingerprint for each individual weapon.

Read our full report in the Times on Thursday

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