Boy, 11, questioned over firearm

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An 11-year-old boy has become one of Scotland Yard's youngest gun crime suspects.

The schoolboy remains on bail after being questioned over a firearm by the Metropolitan Police last year.

A police spokesman said he was believed to be one of the youngest suspects arrested in relation to the offence.

The force has embarked on a string of campaigns to cut gun crime in London.

A message on the Met's website tells youngsters: "Guns and knives are not cool; they do not command respect and you cannot carry a gun or a knife as an excuse to protect yourself."

Police were unable to provide any further details surrounding the arrest.