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Norfolk police revoke gun licences more than 450 times

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Police revoked the rights of 16 gun owners as Norfolk licenced the highest number of shotguns per capita in England in the past year.

Home Office figures show there are 6,567 shotguns registered for every 100,000 people in Norfolk as of March 31 this year.

But Norfolk police revoked 13 licences and refused to renew three.

In the same period, the force approved 535 new applications for firearm or shotgun licences but refused permission in seven cases.

Since 2008, when recording began, officers have approved 14,604 applications but revoked 451 licences and refused 33 applications for renewal.

Following the recent mass shooting in Plymouth police forces have been urged to review their........

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