Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Northampton Chronicle & Echo

01-01-1970

An assistant is thought to have been threatened with a handgun during a robbery at a shop in Northampton.  The cashier was assaulted.  A man has admitted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm (see July 2010 Incidents).


01-01-1970

A man was treated in hospital for serious facial injuries after being shot while sitting in his van outside a vet’s surgery in Cambuslang, Scotland. A car pulled up alongside the victim’s vehicle before a gunman got out and reportedly discharged a firearm through the van window in what police believe was a targeted attack. The injured man managed to drive off to seek help. It has since been confirmed that the gunman’s car, stolen two months ago, was later found burnt out.


BBC News

01-01-1970

Hajdar Kasumaj has been jailed for 20 years after being convicted of manslaughter and attempted murder in east London. Two men were shot and killed in July, and Kasumaj was found guilty after reportedly carrying out the shootings with a handgun. He was originally charged with murder, apparently shooting both victims at close range. He was also found guilty of possession of a short prohibited weapon.


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Express

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01-01-1970

It has been reported that someone in a car shot at the windscreen of another vehicle before both cars became involved in a high-speed chase through Southampton, Hampshire. Police have urged the drivers to come forward and appealed for information, particularly from those with dashcam footage.


Rochdale Observer

01-01-1970

Barry Fitzsimmons, a former British soldier accused of murdering two colleagues in Iraq, had pulled a gun on children while at his home in Rochdale, Lancashire.  In April 2009 he was convicted of a public order offence after he pulled a flare gun and fired it in the air.  Also, in November 2008, he had been given a suspended sentence for firearms offences after being found in possession of prohibited ammunition, believed to be 5.5mm tapered NATO issue bullets.


Eastern Daily Press

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Evening Courier

01-01-1970

Two men wearing Halloween masks, one of whom was thought to have been carrying a handgun robbed a bookmakers in Bradford.  Two female workers were left shaken but were uninjured.


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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.