Police reveal gun statistics

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POLICE issued more than 300 new shotgun certificates in Lothian and Borders during the last year, new figures have shown.

The force also renewed 1917 certificates to own a shotgun during the year, while three applications for renewal were refused.

While 312 new certificates were approved, 11 applications were turned down by the force.

A total of 7979 shotguns were on issue in the force area at the end of last year.