Gruesome shooting accident leads to Gwent Police gun grab

It was a shooting accident on a farm in the Forest of Dean late at night. The police and the ambulance service were magnificent. Gloucestershire Constabulary took a week to investigate and rule that the two people out shooting were not at fault. Unfortunately, those two people, Mark Wise and Gareth Davies, live in Gwent. Gwent Police decided to seize their firearms and hold its own investigation. Nearly six months later, Gwent still holds their firearms and is refusing to return Mark’s calls about the results of that investigation.

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