SUMMARY OF FATAL GUN INCIDENTS April 2017 – March 2018

by Gun Control Network on 17-04-2018

 GCN monitors FATAL GUN INCIDENTS in Great Britain and compiles a list that summarises the available information.

This information is collected from online media reports though it’s not possible to provide a complete picture as details are often lacking.  For example, the type of weapon is not always revealed and some deaths are not made public immediately – in particular, self-inflicted deaths are often not reported until the conclusion of an inquest many months later and some never appear in the media.

GCN is often frustrated by the reluctance of the authorities and/or the media to provide accurate details, particularly on the weapon involved, its provenance and legal status.  FOI requests for more information are routinely refused.

We would be grateful for any authenticated updates that would allow us to add to the details below and provide a more complete picture.

 

GUN DEATHS RECORDED – 44 (as at 7 April 2018)

Date                      Victim (Age)                                      Location                                     Weapon

Homicides (25) - 5 shotgun, 2 rifle, 2 handgun, 16 unknown (most of these are likely to be handguns)

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 7    

Karim Samms (16)

N Woolwich, E London

 

5

Apr 30

Guy Hedger (61)

Ashley, Dorset

Sawn-off shotgun

1

May 13

Brenton Roper (41)

Bow, E London

 

4

May 26

Mohanna Abdhou (20)

Kilburn, NW London

 

4

Jun 2

Yusuf Sonko (18)

Toxteth, Merseyside

Handgun

7

Jun 9

Tino Makwanya (24)

Croydon, S London

 

4

Jul 8

Jamie Lee (22)  

Castlemilk, Glasgow

 

6

Aug 5

John Pordage (34)

Chelmsford, Essex

Handgun

6

Aug 25

Abdul Mayanja (19)

Maryland, E London

 

5

Sep 4

Corey Davis (14)

Forest Gate, E London

Shotgun

 

Sep 13

Mekel Sterling (36)

Hockley, W Midlands

 

4

Oct 8

James Meadows (17)

Huyton, Merseyside

 

4

Oct 25

Lee Holt (32)

Oswaldtwistle, Lancs

Shotgun

4

Nov 11

Khalid Abdi Farah (26)

Southall, W London

Shotgun

4

Nov 22

Joe Daniels (58)

Folkestone, Kent

 

5

Jan 26

Cheryl Hooper (51)

Newport, Shropshire

Shotgun

5

Feb 12

Bulent Kabala (41)

Barnet, N London

 

5

Feb 20

Unnamed (24)  

Westminster, C London

 

4

Mar 2

Christopher Colgan (31)

Erdington, W Midlands 

 

5

Mar 8

Kelvin Odunuyi (19)

Wood Green, N London

 

5

Mar 14

Joseph Williams-Torres  (20)

Walthamstow, NE London

 

4

Mar 16

Heather Whitbread (53)

St Leonards, E Sussex

Rifle

4

 

Michelle Savage (32)

St Leonards, E Sussex

Rifle

4

Mar 25

Daniel Shaw (28)

Coventry, W Midlands   

 

5

Mar26

Abraham Badru (26)

Dalston, E London

 

 

 

Self-Defence (2) - 2 shotgun

Apr 16

Hugh Doherty (45)

Wickford, Essex

Shotgun

2

Jun 12

Wayne Digby (48)

Colnbrook, Berkshire     

Shotgun

3

 

Unknown (1) - 1 air rifle

Aug 27

Alexander Moroz (5)      

Loughborough, Leics

Air rifle

5

 

Self-inflicted (11) - 8 shotgun, 3 unknown  

Apr

Kenneth Shaw (67)

Chelmsford, Essex

Shotgun

+

May 2

Derek Tommsett (69)

Plumpton, Sussex

Shotgun

8

Jun 23

Granjo Ille (74)

Gainsborough, Lincs

Shotgun

8

Jul 14

James Eley (34)                

Braintree, Essex                

Shotgun

 

Aug 26

David Bradbury (63)

Sandbach, Cheshire

Shotgun

8

Aug 31

Michael Proctor (64)

Mendlesham, Norfolk   

 

 

Sep17

Terrance Axten (66)

Maidenhead, Berks

Shotgun

8

Nov 13

Robert Bell (72)

Shamley Green, Surrey

Shotgun

9

Nov 18

James Deacon (54)

Easebourne, W Sussex  

Shotgun

8

Jan 13

James Smith (69)

Brentwood, Essex

 

8

Mar 10

Unnamed (50s)

Herne Bay, Kent

 

+

 

Police (5)

May 24

Marc Cole (30)   

Falmouth, Cornwall

Taser

 

Jun 3

Youssef Zaghba (22)

Borough, S London

 

10

Jun 3

Rachid Redouane (30)   

Borough, S London

 

10

Jun 3

Khuram Butt (27)

Borough, S London

 

10

Sep 27

Spencer Ashworth (29) 

Portishead, Avon

 

 

 

Key

            Name underlinedfemale victim

  1. One or more person convicted of murder
  2. One or more person found not guilty of murder (self-defence)
  3. Case dropped (self-defence – perpetrator found guilty of possessing a shotgun without a certificate)
  4. One or more person charged with murder
  5. One or more suspect arrested
  6. Named suspect sought
  7. Inquest verdict - Unlawfully killed
  8. Inquest verdict – Suicide
  9. Accident
  10. Killed during terrorist attack

+ Not confirmed as gun death – firearm reportedly found at the scene

 

 

 

 

 


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