Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Hemel Hempstead Express

17-01-2008

A man has been arrested on suspicion of purchasing/possessing a firearm after police raided his home in Grovehill, Hemel Hempstead, in Hertfordshire.


The Gazette (Blackpool)

17-01-2008

A shop worker was held up at gunpoint at a Blackpool convenience store. The gunman shoved a shotgun into the face of the sales assistant. He demanded money and got away with a small amount of cash.


BBC

17-01-2008

Gun pellets were fired at members of the public in Yeovil. One woman was hit and needed minor treatment in hospital. A delivery driver sheltered behind his van which was damaged.


BBC

17-01-2008

A man is to appear in court charged with two firearms offences and four offences under the Explosive Substances Act after an explosion at a house near Eldson, Northumberland.


Advertiser

17-01-2008

Police carried out a search in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, after a report of a gunshot in the town centre. No evidence of a firearm being discharged was discovered.


Barrhead News

17-01-2008

The paper has launched a campaign to rid the streets of Barrhead of airguns after a number of incidents in the town. Residents have claimed that a local shop is still selling BB guns to children under the age of 14.


South Wales Echo

17-01-2008

A taxi driver narrowly escaped injury when someone took a potshot at his cab as he was driving between Aberfan and Troedyrhiw. He was showered in the shattered glass of the driver's window. He believes an air rifle was used.


Glamorgan Gazette

17-01-2008

Vandals shot at a car with a pellet gun as a woman drove home from work near Pencoed. The victim says she was terrified by the attack.


Worcester News

17-01-2008

Gary Childe shot his dog four times with an air rifle after hitting it with a saucepan. He has been given four months in jail for causing 'incredible cruelty' to his pet. The incident occurred in May 2007 in his garden in Stourport-on-Severn when Childe got home from the pub to find his pet having a fit in the back garden. The dog was put to sleep at a vets when Childe claimed it had been attacked by his other dog.


Malvern Gazette

17-01-2008

A kitten was found lying injured in a box in the garden of his home in Malvern. She had been shot with an airgun leaving a pellet lodged near her spine. It is thought that someone may simply have used the kitten for target practice. The kitten is slowly recovering.


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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.