Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC News

28-04-2019

Emergency services attended following reports of a fight among a group of five men outside a pub in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. A man with an upper body injury, thought to have been caused by a firearms discharge, was taken to hospital; he was later said to be in a critical condition. Police have appealed for information.


Mail Online

28-04-2019

Sean Hayden, aged 24, has been handed a one-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Hayden aimed a blank-firing starting pistol at a driver on the M42 near Redditch, Worcestershire in May last year. The victim alerted police and followed the car occupied by Hayden until it was stopped by armed police officers who found a starter pistol loaded with blanks in the glove box. During interview, Hayden claimed that he used the weapon to scare away sheep that came into his garden because he lived in a rural area. He admitted to firing the gun in the car in which he had been travelling in order to scare a young woman in the back but denied pointing it at another car.


Eastern Daily Press

28-04-2019

A man was charged with possessing and supplying firearms after officers from the National Crime Agency's Armed Operations Unit discovered twelve handguns, ammunition and twenty-nine stun guns while searching an area in King's Lynn. Norfolk. The weapons, together with two handguns retrieved earlier in their investigation, have been sent for forensic examination. AN NCA spokesperson said that preventing firearms reaching criminals was a key priority for the unit.


HullLive

27-04-2019

Following reports of a man carrying a firearm in Hull, East Yorkshire, armed police officers pulled over a car and were heard to order the occupants to "get on the ground". The witness to the scene said that one of the people in the stopped vehicle had pointed looked like a small black pistol out of the window at him in a car park a few minutes before. Police later confirmed that five men have since been arrested, the incident being linked to an argument between two groups of people.


NottinghamshireLive

27-04-2019

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The Courier.co.uk

27-04-2019

Thomas McCabe, aged 74, was handed a six-month restriction of liberty order requiring him to wear an electronic tag after being convicted of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by presenting an imitation firearm and possessing a deactivated revolver without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. A taxi driver, who saw military paraphernalia and an AK47 mounted on a wall as he was collecting a passenger from Mc Cabe’s house in Leven, Fife in May 2017, told the court that Mc Cabe had pointed what he believed to be a real revolver at his stomach. McCabe claimed he had been showing the man the gun and the AK47, and that he had explained that both weapons were deactivated. When the taxi driver returned to his depot, the police were alerted and officers called at McCabe’s home, finding the revolver tucked into his trousers. Taking into account McCabe’s various health conditions, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder caused by army service, the sheriff ruled out a custodial sentence. She ordered the forfeiture of the revolver but allowed the return of the AK47.


Manchester Evening News

27-04-2019

Three men have been sent to prison for their part in an armed attack at a house in Salford, Greater Manchester in May last year. After Tony Kelly, Phillip Manning, Bryan Thomas and a fourth, as yet untraced, man arrived at the house, shots from a semi-automatic weapon were fired at the back door. One bullet entered the house and hit a 26-year-old man in the side, lodging near his spine. The assailants fled the scene in a stolen vehicle with cloned number plates. The occupants of the house refused to cooperate with the subsequent police investigation but three of the attackers were traced using CCTV footage and mobile phone cell information. Following arrest, the men refused to comment and it is not clear who fired the gun. Kelly and Manning were each sentenced to sixteen-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an illegal firearm; Thomas received a sentence of seventeen years for the same offence as well as other charges relating to a separate incident.


The Scotsman

26-04-2019

Two goshawks have been found shot dead in the Scottish Borders in separate incidents in February and March this year. There are only around 150 breeding pairs of this protected species left in Scotland and a police spokesperson has reminded people that “unlawfully killing them is a very serious offence”.


Manchester Evening News

26-04-2019

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Hemel Today

26-04-2019

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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.