Arquebus Solutions appoints Forensic Firearms Consultancy to supports its new Ballistics Managed Service solution.

Arquebus Solutions are delighted to announce the appointment of Forensic Firearms Consultancy (FFC) as the company’s independent forensic firearms experts. The appointment comes as the company announces the launch of its pioneering Managed Service solution.

The solution allows for the processing of bullet and cartridge case based material using the state of the art Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) produced by Forensic Technology Incorporated (FTI) of Montreal, Canada.


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30 years on. The fight against Gun Crime Continues.

Today is the first time for 30 years that I have woken up on a Monday morning as an ordinary civilian rather than a police officer. It is the first day of my new life as a Director of a Company called Arquebus Solutions which I have established with my former NABIS colleague Matt Lewis.

It is perhaps ironic that as I reach the milestone of completing 30 years police service and retire from my position as the Head of the UK National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) that gun crime is back at the top of the news agenda here in the United Kingdom.

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What a difference a law makes

I am absolutely delighted to hear that the Prime Minister and Home Secretary will announce this week that the Government is to introduce new legislation to tackle the criminals who supply firearms within the UK, and also those who seek to bring firearms into the Country across our borders.

It was back in 2007 as the Chair of the ACPO Criminal Use of Firearms Practitioner group that I first became involved in moves to introduce a new law making it illegal to possess a firearm with intent to supply it to another.

This subject was first highlighted as a result of the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of an individual called Grant Wilkinson, who had set up a gun factory in a farm premises near Reading and was supplying converted MAC-10 machine pistols to the criminal marketplace.  Police were able to link guns from his factory to over 50 shootings, including ten murders.

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