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MPs say a new law on gang related killings is needed

A new, less complex law on gang-related killings is needed to ensure justice for victims and defendants, MPs say.

The Commons Justice Select Committee said clearer law on "joint enterprise" in England and Wales would cut appeals.

Under joint enterprise, groups or gangs can be charged with murder even if just one person delivered the fatal blow.

The BBC's legal correspondent Clive Coleman reports.

  • 18 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK