Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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The Press

06-04-2019

Mark Simpson, aged 55 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for three years after being convicted  of affray and two charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to make others fear unlawful violence. Simpson pointed an unloaded air rifle at two women in a block of flats in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, saying, “I will kill, I will kill”. One of the women was a witness in eviction proceedings involving Simpson. The court heard that Simpson had been drinking, and had possibly taken drugs, before he threatened the women. The judge made a restraining order banning him from contacting the women in any way for the next five years.


BirminghamLive

05-04-2019

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The Star

05-04-2019

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The Star

05-04-2019

Two men armed with a gun and knife allegedly threatened staff at a shop in Sheffield, West Yorkshire, before stealing cash from the till and cigarettes. The shop has been targeted by thieves at least five times in the last eighteen months. Police have appealed for information.


News & Star with The Cumberland News

05-04-2019

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TeessideLive

05-04-2019

Peter McStravick has been handed a 21-year custodial sentence after being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Following a dispute, McStravick shot a rival at an address in Wingate, County Durham with a sawn-off shotgun, leaving the injured man with 40 shotgun pellets lodged in his back, neck and head. A second man, David Still, was jailed for twelve years for supplying the shotgun used in the attack.


Manchester Evening News

04-04-2019

Police officers were deployed following a report from ambulance staff that a man had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was said to have driven to Salford after being shot in Eccles, Greater Manchester. The shooting is being linked to a previous incident in Eccles, during which a stolen car was driven into four men. The men were subsequently attacked, leaving two of them with life-changing injuries. No arrests have yet been reported in connection with the shooting.


DevonLive

04-04-2019

Firearms officers were deployed in rural Devon after a man in possession of a shotgun threatened to harm himself during a domestic dispute. The man’s wife alerted police and officers found the man safe and well. The shotgun was confiscated and a risk assessment will take place in accordance with firearm licensing rules.


BristolLive

04-04-2019

Jonathen Hart has been handed an indefinite hospital order under the Mental Health Act after pleading guilty to possessing two firearms without certificates as well as possessing pepper spray. Hart, who suffers from mental health difficulties caused by a brain injury, shot a young man who attacked his home in Wrington, Somerset in June last year. As the boy smashed a door and window, Hart dialed 999 in fear and told the call handler that he had shot the boy in the leg with a ball-bearing gun. Police officers discovered a second BB gun at Hart’s home as well as two cans of pepper spray. After the victim refused to make a complaint, a charge of grievous bodily harm against Hart was dropped.


Braintree & Witham Times

04-04-2019

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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.