13 Sep 2013

British pair detained for carrying guns

12:15 pm on 13 September 2013

An Olympic shooting champion has been accused of illegal whale hunting while travelling to the World Championships in Peru.

Britain's shotgun champion Peter Wilson had the gun he was carrying seized by customs on arrival in Lima.

Wilson says he and 15-year-old shooter James Dedman, who is too young to travel with a gun, were accused of being illegal whale hunters, detained and had their guns seized.

After many hours of negotiation the pair were released, although authorities still have the guns.