THE MET has seized more than 1,000 guns as extreme youth violence in London soars. New figures show officers confiscated numerous hand- guns, shotguns and sub-machine guns in the first seven months of the year. Three boys aged just 12 were arrested last week in a raid on 124 suspected young gang mem- bers. Police seized knives, guns, imitation firearms and thou- sands of pounds in cash. Recent Met figures have shown a sharp jump in gun crime in London, with a 14 per cent rise in four months during the summer. Figures also show that in July the number of gun crime offences where shots were fired more than doubled to 101. The number of weapons seized by Operation Trident teams, which target armed drug gangs, also rose by a third in London Lite Monday, 19 October 2009 Call 0844 844 0005 | visit LYCEUM THEATRE, LONDON Photo by Lois Greenfield. Wallace Smith and Kissy Simmons. A Live Nation Theatre. Disney. 12-year-oldsarrestedinraidasweaponsviolenceescalates Asbo for prayers CRIMINALS are to escape punishment if prosecutors decide that court action would be too severe for their crimes, under new guidelines. The new rules would mean offenders could escape sanction in cases where it is deemed that a charge -- and the court hearing that would follow -- would not be proportionate to the offence committed. Offenders could be let off even when there is sufficient evidence to bring a prosecution and when a charge would be in the public interest. The reform is included in an updated code drawn up by Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer. Other parts of the code give further discretion to prosecutors to halt investigations before all evidence has been gathered in exceptional cases. A WOMAN has been slapped with an Asbo after repeatedly waking up her neighbours with late-night recitations of The Lords Prayer. Martina Rabess, 52, recited the prayer in communal areas of her Tunbridge Wells unit block at 3am every day. Gun crime boom: police say theyve never been busier Samsung N130 Neetbook Monthly broadbannd data allowance of 1GB 100 online texts too send from your laptop Free dongle Atom N270 Processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, webcam & 10 screen Open 7 days a week: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm. Sorry we do not accept Visa Electron or Solo cards. Cards accepted: Available to new approved customers registering on either: 1 month 5GB plan, subject to 30 day cancellation period, device charge applies; or: 24 month 1GB plan plus Samsung N130 Netbook with Add Text 100 with laptop, while customer remains on promoted price plan. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Inclusive texts sent in the UK from laptop to standard UK mobiles. Out of bundle charges 10p per MB. 1024 MB = 1 GB. Compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating systems and Mac OS (may require additional drivers). Devices subject to availability. Service limitations and terms apply. See call free THREE.CO.UK/STORE OR VISIT A 3 STORE 0800 358 4209 The network designed & built for the Mobile Internet 20 A MONTHLAPTOP & MOBILE BROADBAND DEAL 15 A MONTH5GB MOBILE BROADBAND WITH NO TIES 5GB A MONTH FLEXIBLE 1 MONTH CONTRACT Contract lasts just one month so no long term ties You get 2GB more data than a Pay As You Go package Around 200 hours of web time 5GB MOBILE BR Dongle only 9.99 ZTEMF627dongle 5.5bn facelift for Battersea Developers today submitted an application for planning permission to turn the listed Battersea power stations site into a 5.5bn residential complex. The proposals would create 3,700 homes, offices, shops and restaurants on 40 acres. Beanz meanz comforted kidz BeANs on toast and macaroni cheese are the ideal comfort food for mothers to boost childrens spirits, say neuropsychologists from sussex University, who calculated a comfort index to replicate mothers nurturing. Newcode willletoff offenders 1,000 guns seized the first half of the year. The news comes amid fears that young criminals are engaged in a frightening new level of chaotic gun crime. Teenage gunmen are prepared to shoot rivals over petty issues o f re s p e c t , ac c ord i n g t o Commander Martin Hewitt, head of the Organised Crime and Criminal Networks unit. He said: When Operation Trident first started the gun crime that was taking place was the enforced offshoot of criminal activity. Where it is different now is that it is more chaotic, more spontaneous. It is a matter of reputation and peer pressure. Today a senior homicide detec- tive said: There is not a week t h a t g o e s by w i t ho u t a n Operation Trident team arrest- ing people with guns. It has never been busier. by kevin widdop H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html