Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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A woman out driving in Hightown, West Yorkshire, was reportedly followed by two men in a car who stopped her vehicle and threatened her with a firearm. Two men have since been arrested and charged with possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a fake firearm, attempted robbery and other offences.
A man who was shot by an armed police officer during a dawn raid in Birmingham, West Midlands, suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the scene. The incident is being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Police attended following reports that four people had been shot at near a pub in Exeter, Devon. One man suffered a cheek wound and three other victims reported minor injuries. A male suspect was subsequently arrested at his home and a firearm, which appeared to be an air rifle, was recovered. People also reported being hit by pellets at the same location earlier in the day and police are treating the incidents as linked.
Brothers, Craig Clarke and Jordan Kagbo-Clarke, have been jailed for nine and twelve years respectively after they pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, two counts of robbery, possession of a bladed article and possession of a prohibited firearm. In addition, Clarke admitted grievous bodily harm and Kagbo-Clarke admitted possession of a firearm with intent to resist arrest. In August last year, a man managed to escape from the brothers after they accosted him in Maida Vale, West London while armed with a gun. Less than an hour later, the brothers stole items including a wallet and phone from a man they had threatened with the gun and a knife. Ten minutes later, the pair put a gun to the head of a teenage male and pointed the firearm at his friends while demanding property. They then stabbed the teenager in the thigh, after which he handed over his watch. As the brothers fled from police officers who had witnessed the final robbery, Kagbo-Clarke pointed the gun towards one of them before running into the path of a police car. The brothers initially claimed they were innocent of the charges.
Neilson Harris, aged 18, has been placed on a one-year community order and must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after he admitted possessing a stun gun and, in a separate incident, brandishing a shard of plastic. In June last year, Harris and a group of friends were seen passing around a stun gun in Aberdeen, Scotland. After a background report stated that Harris was motivated to make things better, the sherriff told him he would impose a community order as an alternative to custody.
A gang of youths has allegedly been shooting BB guns at people and houses in Gosport, Hampshire, with one man reporting that he found a pellet after the back windscreen of his car was smashed. A police spokesperson appealed for information, adding that officers will be “speaking to local schools and teenagers” as part of their enquiries.
Stephen Cowap, aged 65, has been fined £500 and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £135 costs after admitting charges of criminal damage. Under the influence of alcohol, Cowap fired an air rifle twice, hitting the door of a neighbour’s house with one shot and smashing the living room window with another. The neighbour, on finding a pellet on the window sill and knowing that Cowap owned an air rifle, called police. An officer found the firearm behind a bath panel in Cowap’s house in Holyhead, Anglesey. The weapon was forfeited and will be destroyed.
Nicholas Roddis, aged 34, has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of a firearms offence. Roddis, who had been banned from keeping guns after planting a fake bomb on a bus, was found to have an air rifle in his bedroom at his flat in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Police officers searching his home in May last year, also discovered a machete and two fake guns. Roddis claimed the air rifle belonged to his mother.
A masked man allegedly pointed a firearm at a member of staff in a shop in Basildon, Essex before stealing cash and tobacco. No one was injured. Police have appealed for information.
Michael Fletcher has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to armed robbery. In August 2018, Fletcher threatened a female member of staff in a tanning shop in St Helens, Merseyside with an imitation firearm before stealing cash.
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About this information
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.