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Theresa May promises life sentences for gun suppliers

The Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed the government will introduce a new offence of supplying a firearm to ensure people who supply guns to criminals can be punished with life terms in prison.

Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics, Mrs May said those supplying guns were "as guilty" as those using them as the impact was just as deadly.

Mrs May denied suggestions she sought the resignation of the government's chief whip, Mr Mitchell, over an argument with police officers in Downing Street.

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