Gun checks in Gloucestershire

4 June 2010, 11:05 | Updated: 4 June 2010, 11:08

As people in Cumbria deal with the aftermath of the shootings there, Heart has been finding out how police monitor gun owners in Gloucestershire.

The latest Home Office figures show around 10,600 people have a license to own a shotgun in the county, a further 2,500 have a firearms license for more practical uses.

Dave Hawker is from the Criminal Justice Department of Gloucestershire Police, he told Heart owners face thorough checks before being given a license:

Listen to the interview