YouTube Weapons Video Ban: Gang Terrify Motorists With AK47 Rifle | UK News | Sky News
Police are hunting a gang who filmed themselves terrifying motorists with an AK47 rifle.
YouTube has now banned all videos glamourising weapons
The yobs - who recorded the disturbing footage on mobile phone and posted it on YouTube - are seen laughing as one screams: "I kill you all!"
The clip, posted by someone with the user name fittysmiffy, takes place in a country road lined with luxury houses.
The 55-second video - said to have been taken in High Wycombe, Bucks - was spotted after YouTube vowed to ban videos featuring weapons.
The Google-owned site introduced the ban for the UK only amid widespread unease about gang violence on Britain's streets.
It said any video clearly "showing weapons with the aim of intimidation" will be taken down, and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith hailed the move as a "real step forward".
However, YouTube has pointed out that the ban is not retrospective, and videos like this one posted prior to the change will only be removed if reported now.
The footage - which is being investigated by detectives at High Wycombe police station - begins with a gangly youth walking down a garden path.
He has a scarf pulled over his face and is brandishing what appears to be a folding butt AK47 rifle.
His friends egg him on as he walks out into the road and points the weapon at an oncoming car.
Another gang member shouts out: "I kill you all - I kill you now!" as the terrified driver spots the rifle.
The youth points the gun at another car, which screeches to a halt. The gang then run from the scene, laughing.
Examining the footage, arms expert Justin Bosanquet said: "The weapon appears to be a folding butt AK-47 or AKM variant.
"The 7.62mm x 39mm round it fires would pass easily through any car door or window, killing the occupant.
"The folding butt version was the most popular with paramilitary groups like the IRA because it is most concealable."