金沙集团官方网站最新登录网址:X-rays unmask deadly replica guns

2017-04-12 02:00:13

In August, 34-year-old Grant Wilkinson of Reading in the UK was jailed for life for converting replica handguns into working firearms that were used in 50 shootings, including eight murders. Sales of imitations that can be converted into weapons are banned in the UK, but it can be extremely difficult for police to spot which are capable of conversion into working firearms. An X-ray technique being developed by engineers at Keele University in Staffordshire and the Forensic Science Service in Birmingham, UK, could help. There are two kinds of replica weapon, says Keele’s Jim Austin: