The Acting Police Commissioner, Peter Marshall has called on shop owners to stop selling toy guns as most of them are very close replicas of the actual hand guns.

Marshall stated that selling of the replica guns have been banned by the police last year; however, there has been no cooperation among shop owners following the directive.

Mr. Marshall said that the imitation firearms are still being sold in retail shops within Honiara and he wants the practice to stop.

He stated that if someone pointed the replicas at either the police or other members of the public, this could cause problems, further stating that it could be mistaken for the real thing.

On other matters, Mr. Marshall also showed concern about shops selling cards and lighters containing pornographic images.

He stated that the police will be confiscating such products from the shops who are selling such items, adding that "people responsible for it will be prosecuted."