OIympic shooting champion Peter Wilson in illegal whale hunting mix-up during Peru visit (From Bournemouth Echo)
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OIympic shooting champion Peter Wilson in illegal whale hunting mix-up during Peru visit
8:57am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
DORSET shooting star Peter Wilson has been wrongly accused of illegal whale hunting during a visit to Peru.
The Olympic gold medallist has travelled to Lima to coach British teenage shooter James Dedman for the World Championships.
Officials seized Dedman’s gun as the pair went through customs and accused them of illegal whale hunting. They were read their rights and questioned.
The gun is being transported under Wilson’s name because Dedman, due to compete next week, is 15 and too young to travel with it.
The pair were released after negotiations as Wilson convinced customs officers who they were but the gun remains impounded.
He is hoping to retrieve it today.
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