From the Sun.......... 4 killing machines on loose By TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor A NATIONWIDE hunt was under way last night after FOUR long-range Army machine guns were stolen. The weapons — swiped from a barracks — are accurate at a range of up to one kilometre and would be a godsend to terrorists. Detectives from the Army’s elite Special Investigations Branch ordered an immediate “lock down” at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire after the powerful guns were found to be missing last Sunday. Troops were barred from leaving for 24 hours and sniffer dogs were brought in to search their barracks. Sources say military cops suspect the theft was an inside job — and that the guns may be destined for sale to the drugs underworld. Civilian cops across the country have been alerted. The powerful Light Support Weapons — which are mounted on tripods — are a modified version of the standard SA80 infantry rifle, which is accurate up to only 400 metres. They have a longer barrel to provide covering and support fire during assaults. The stolen guns — which take standard 5.56mm ammunition — were in the armoury at Catterick’s Bourlon Barracks. They belonged to the 1st Battalion, the King’s Regiment — motto “ifficulties Be Damned” — which recently served in Iraq. Soldiers, known as Kingsmen, are recruited from the Liverpool and Manchester area. Prince Charles is Colonel in Chief. Last night an Army spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the disappearance of four weapons. “It is being investigated by the Royal Military Police.” Any comments???