Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Birmingham Mail

15-01-2008

Carlos Tolley of Smithswood, Solihull, was drunk when he pointed a Walther PP99 air pistol at a taxi, brandished a machete at two young men and threatened to kill police officers in July 2007. The offences arose after Tolley had made a 999 call. He pleaded guilty to carrying a firearm in a public place, three offences of possessing offensive weapons and one charge of affray. He has been jailed for 18 months.


BBC

15-01-2008

A 16-year-old faced firearms and drugs charges following a police raid in Catford, south east London. A 13-year-old was also arrested and released on bail


BBC

15-01-2008

A man was being treated after being shot in the eye with an airgun in Kirkby, Merseyside. The shooting was believed to be a random attack. A man has been arrested and an air rifle recovered (BBC, 17 January 2008). The victim has been left blind in his left eye (Liverpool Echo, 18 January 2008).


BBC

15-01-2008

Two workmen were threatened with a replica gun after being called to fix a boiler at a property in Wigan. A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.


Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter

15-01-2008

Gordon Brown pulled out an imitation gun in the grounds of a hospital in Dumbarton after being confronted by two police officers in October 2007. He was drunk at the time and refused to put down the weapon when requested even when told that the officers would use CS gas. Brown admitted having a firearm or imitation firearm in his possession with intent to cause the officers to believe that unlawful violence would be used against them. Brown expressed his remorse in letters to the police victims. He was placed on probation for a year and order to carry out 120 hours of community service (Dumbarton Reporter, 25 March 2008).


South Wales Echo

15-01-2008

A man armed with an imitation gun attempted to steal cash from a bookmaker in Whitchurch, Cardiff. He was foiled by an assistant who spotted it was not a real gun.


Mansfield Chad

15-01-2008

A cat is recovering after being shot in an airgun attack in the area of its home in Mansfield. Vets removed a pellet from its flank.


This is Cheshire

14-01-2008

A man walking in Altrincham was forced into the back of a car and threatened with a black handgun. He was held in the car by two men for nearly 20 minutes before being released. The man has now been charged with wasting police time having admitted that he made up the incident (Manchester Evening News, 9 February 2008).


Northampton Chronicle & Echo

14-01-2008

A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery on a store in Northampton. Two people threatened the shopkeeper with an air rifle which was discharged into the air. Nothing was stolen and no-one was injured.


Birmingham Mail

14-01-2008

Kristopher Sami fired a pellet gun in a park in Solihull where children were fishing. He admitted possessing a loaded air weapon in a public place. Sami was jailed for four months but was released immediately as he had already spent the equivalent of a nine-month sentence in custody.


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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.