Junk guns, gangs and a journey from Bulgaria: How Merseyside gets its hands on international weapons
‘To have one is to be powerful, but to use it is to be reckless’
Dear members — over the past 18 months, gun violence has been a near-constant conversation across the region. A series of high-profile cases, including Elle Edwards and Olivia Pratt-Korbel, have highlighted an alarming truth: that the guns trade outside of London is dominated by gangs operating in Liverpool.
In today’s piece, Abi speaks to gun experts about how those weapons get here. About their journeys from countries like Bulgaria and the Czech Republic before being dispersed on local streets. And about how a problem of this scale can be tackled.
But first, your Post briefing — including good news for Halewood and a campaign for Sven-Goran Eriksson.