Gun Incidents in the UK
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Police were deployed following reports of a naked man running through the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. A police spokesperson later confirmed that the man had been detained after a “Taser was deployed”.
After spending a month in prison on remand, Adrian King, aged 21, has been given a twelve-month community order with fifteen rehabilitation activity sessions to address drug use and 40 hours of unpaid work for the benefit of the community. The court heard that during an argument at the family home in Stroud, Gloucestershire, King pointed a BB gun at his mother and fired it near her before pointing the weapon at his father's chest and firing a plastic pellet at his shin, causing him short term pain. He then handed himself in at the local police station. King had originally been charged with possessing an imitation firearm and assaulting his father, causing him actual bodily harm; however, a judge accepted his guilty plea to an affray as an alternative.
Armed police were deployed in Maylandsea, Essex following reports that two men had been threatened with a firearm following an argument. A 67-year-old man was arrested and weapons, including a gun and sharp objects, were recovered at the scene. An investigation has begun.
Faisal Hussain Younis, aged 31, has been imprisoned for fourteen years after pleading guilty to a series of offences relating to his possession of firearms, ammunition and drugs, including a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life on the basis that he had been acting as a “custodian or courier”. When police stopped Younis’ car in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in October last year, they discovered three prohibited firearms: a loaded MAC-10 sub-machine gun, two self-loading pistols and a quantity of ammunition. After his arrest, police searched a nearby bedsit that Younis had been using as a storage facility and found a sawn-off shotgun and blocks of heroin and crack cocaine with a total street value estimated at around £90,000. The judge ordered the forfeiture of the all the firearms, ammunition and drugs seized by police.
Two males were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after they allegedly shot two men in Luton, Bedfordshire. The first casualty, an Imam who had just left a mosque, reported being shot in the arm by a man in a BMW car. The victim said that when the car stopped next to him, he thought the driver was letting him cross the road; however, as he walked in front of the vehicle, the driver started revving the engine and the passenger on the back seat pulled out a shotgun and fired it three times. Not realising he had been hit, the victim said he chased the car and smashed its windscreen with a brick. He reported hearing five shots as the car sped off, possibly aimed at the second victim who remains in intensive care.
Theo Healis, aged 18, has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to two counts of threatening to kill, possessing a firearm and robbery. Healis shouted and threatened violence towards a man in a car park in Camberley, Surrey, before pulling out a false gun. When the victim followed him outside, Healis threatened to kill him. Firearms officers were deployed and arrested Healis, seizing from his possession an imitation firearm. Five days previously, Healis and an accomplice approached a man near Wokingham train station; the victim, fearing they had a gun, handed over his bag to them.
After a suspected weapon was seen being removed from a car in Whitstable, Kent, police searched a gym in Canterbury amid fears a firearm was in the building. No weapon was recovered, nor were any threats or injuries reported. A 17-year-old boy and 25-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm; the woman was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug.
A 15-year-old cat underwent surgery after it was reportedly shot with an air rifle in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The cat’s owner thought her pet had been run over as he had trouble walking; however, an X-ray revealed an air gun pellet in his back leg. The cat’s owner said: “I did report it to the police, but they said they are unlikely to investigate it. I’m hoping that means they haven’t had a lot of similar reports.”
Police attending a residential area of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire following reports of a disturbance, discovered a damaged window believed to have been caused by a firearm discharge. A police spokesperson said that the incident is not known to have caused any injuries and enquiries are ongoing.
Brendan Woodbridge, aged 22, was handed a twelve-month community order after a judge heard that he pointed a BB gun at an ex-partner in the car park of a pub in Derby, Derbyshire and tried to rip the wheel trims off her car — an incident that culminated two months of harassment. Evidence was heard that, following the break-up of their relationship, Woodbridge subjected his victim to calls and texts, rammed her car and harassed her by sitting outside her home and place of work. As well as the 12-month community order, Woodbridge was handed a five-year restraining order not to contact the victim directly or indirectly, nor to go to her home or her place of work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, an £85 victim surcharge and was handed a 12-week curfew confining him to the address where he lives with his parents from 9pm to 7am each day.
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This information is provided by the Infer Trust. It is compiled from media reports of incidents in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has different gun legislation. We know the information is incomplete, though we believe nearly all of the most serious crimes are included.