Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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HullLive

07-12-2018

Concerns for the safety of a man believed to be in possession of a gun at an address in Hull, East Yorkshire, led to an armed police response. Officers closed off a busy commuter road for several hours in order to ensure public safety. The man was later cautioned for possessing an unlicensed firearm. No one was hurt during the operation, which also involved a police dog unit and the ambulance service.


LeedsLive

07-12-2018

During an armed operation in Leeds, West Yorkshire, devised to apprehend two men wanted in connection with a number of firearms offences, police Tasered one of the suspects. The man was treated in hospital for minor injuries and later arrested, together with the second suspect. A loaded gun and a knife were retrieved at the scene. Witnesses to the operation reported hearing gunshots; however, police said that no firearms had been discharged but distraction devices used could have been “'misinterpreted as gun fire”.


BirminghamLive

07-12-2018

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Northampton Chronicle

07-12-2018

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Evening Express

06-12-2018

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Express & Star

06-12-2018

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BBC News

06-12-2018

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.


Bucks Free Press

06-12-2018

During a daytime burglary, an air rifle and an antique gun were stolen from a house in Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire. Police have appealed for information and asked any local residents who have CCTV footage of the area to get in touch.


Manchester Evening News

06-12-2018

It has emerged that two owls died after being shot in separate incidents in September and October this year near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. A runner discovered the first bird (a short-eared owl) and took it to a vet where it was put down due to injuries that included a shattered wing. A tawny owl was discovered dead just over two weeks later, an examination revealing that it had died from gunshot injuries. Police are investigating the shootings, which can result in a six-month prison sentence or an unlimited fine as owls are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and killing or injuring one is a criminal offence. An RSPB Spokesperson said: “It’s very disturbing that owls are being illegally shot in our oldest National Park.”


ChronicleLive

06-12-2018

A swan found dead near a pond in Annfield Plain, Co. Durham is believed to have been shot dead through the neck. The bird was one of a pair that was raising two cygnets. A police spokesperson said that they had been notified by the RSPCA and are investigating the incident.


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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.