Gun Incidents in the UK
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Residents were evacuated from their homes and six people were arrested after firearms officers raided a block of flats in Chatham, Kent. A police spokesperson said that a team from Explosive Ordnance Disposal also attended. The incident is not thought to be terror-related.
Two men reportedly forced their way into a woman’s home in Colchester, Essex and threatened her with knives and a gun. They fled empty-handed after restraining the woman and making an unsuccessful attempt to steal her television. A police spokesperson said that the incident may have been a case of mistaken identity.
A man allegedly threatened staff with a gun at a shop in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham before stealing a small amount of cash. Police have appealed for information.
A man suffered injuries to his hand and thigh after allegedly being shot at from a car in Birmingham, West Midlands. A force spokesperson said that the shooting was the second in the area within 24 hours — a house window was shot out about a mile away and residents reported hearing three shots. No-one was hurt.
A male mugger is reported to have threatened two men with a gun and one man with a knife while they were withdrawing cash from ATMs in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Cash was stolen during one of the incidents and one of the victims sustained minor injuries to his ribs. The incidents all occurred within the space of one hour. Police have appealed for information.
One horse was allegedly shot in the face, and another in the leg and face, with an airgun in Stradishall, Suffolk. A vet was called to sedate them and remove the pellets. Police have appealed for witnesses after receiving a report of two young men seen nearby with a gun bag.
Nathan Morrison, aged 32 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to having an illegal firearm, ammunition and money from crime. He also admitted possession of crack and heroin with intent to supply. Morrison gave himself up to police in April last year after running away from officers, dropping a cling film ball containing drugs as he did so. He was remanded on bail pending further inquiries. In September last year, he was again stopped by police who found £3,000 in his car. Police then searched two addresses linked to Morrison and discovered a Webley .44 revolver loaded with four bullets hidden in a handbag in the back garden of a property in Bloxwich, West Midlands, along with more than £11,000. A further £3,500 was recovered from the second address.
Kyle Evitt and Jake Kiernan have been given sentences of 80 and 70 months respectively after admitting possession of a homemade firearm capable of discharging 12-bore cartridges and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Paul Lewis and Perry Jones received sentences of 28 months and 30 months respectively after they admitted two charges of assisting Evitt and Kiernan. Police discovered the firearm after they stopped the four men in a car in Rhyl, Denbighshire and dragged them from the vehicle at gunpoint. In addition, a key was found to a bungalow that contained 52 cannabis plants with a potential yield of £18,000. The weapon, procured in Liverpool, had been given to Evitt by the other gang members after he had been badly beaten in an attack.
Police were called to an address in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire after reports of a house window being damaged by pellet gunshot. No one was injured, but residents were left shaken by the incident.
Two 11-year-old boys were allegedly shot at and forced to jump into a pond by older boys armed with a BB gun in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. One of the victims suffered minor injuries from a pellet fired at his back. Police have appealed for witnesses.
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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.