Commonwealth Games shooter is questioned by police after Dundee hotel staff discover shotgun in luggage
Rachel Carrie said that she felt like she was "treated like a criminal" during the incident
Thursday 31 July 2014
An English Commonwealth games shooter was taken in and questioned by police on Wednesday night after a hotel in Dundee called authorities when they spotted a firearm in her luggage.
Rachel Carrie, who is due to compete for England in the ladies’ double trap competition at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Carnoustie, was questioned by the police for four hours after staff at the Malmaison hotel in Dundee contacted them.
Despite having a shotgun license and explaining that she was a competitor, police still held her for a number of hours and, according to Miss Carrie, she felt like she was “treated like a criminal”.
Miss Carrie, 30, said that she arrived at the hotel at 11pm on Wednesday evening and was asked whether she had a gun in her possession.
When Miss Carrie said that she had a shotgun for competition, the hotel staff told her it was illegal to have a gun on their premises and contacted the police.
She said: 'They called the police and I was questioned until 2.30am. I was really embarrassed.’
Miss Carrie was staying away from the English shooting team after being called up as a last minute addition to the squad.
The 30-year-old has travelled the world to compete in her discipline that involves shooting at moving clay pigeon targets.
Nevertheless, she says she has never experienced anything like this before.
She said: ‘I have taken my Perazzi 12-gauge shotgun around the world, I have been to America and to most European countries and this has never happened before.’
Following the incident, the hotel’s general manager Josie Simcox said that it was hotel policy to not allow firearms in guest bedrooms.
Attempts by The Independent to contact the Tayside Police Press Office have so far been unsuccessful.
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