Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Ionela Fieraru, aged 29, has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to possessing a Taser and a CS canister. Police found the weapons in the bedroom of a house that was being used as a brothel in Blackburn, Lancashire and they were later found to be in working order. Fieraru told police that she had brought them into the country from Romania, where they are legal, and that she would have used them if necessary.
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Armed police responding to reports that a man had been shot in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, found that he had suffered serious leg injuries. An adult male has since been charged with section 18 assault, possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply, and a woman has been charged with assisting an offender.
A “legally-deactivated” Kalashnikov rifle has been handed into police in Canterbury, Kent during a county-wide gun amnesty. After just five days, 53 firearms and 460 rounds of ammunition had been surrendered. A police spokesperson said: "The surrender is part of Kent Police’s ongoing work to tackle, disrupt and prevent violent crime across the county. By handing in a weapon being kept illegally you can help prevent it from falling into the wrong hands and you could save a life."
Adam Yunus has received a custodial sentence of 25 years after being convicted of attempted murder. After arranging to meet a man to discuss a debt in April last year, Yunus shot him in the back as he was sitting in his car in Derby, Derbyshire. After an accomplice, Recardo Deer, drove him away from the scene, Yunus went on the run for a month. Following his arrest, he admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing a prohibited firearm; however, he denied attempted murder. Deer was jailed for two-and-a-half years after being found guilty of assisting an offender and Tohseef Shah received a one-year sentence for perverting the course of justice after he acted as Yunus’ driver during his time spent evading capture.
After police attended a countryside area near Llanwddyn, Powys to assess the well-being of a man, a sawn-off shotgun was reportedly discharged towards them and at a police helicopter. The man has since been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of an imitation firearm and acting in a manner likely to endanger aircraft.
The coroner at the inquest into the death of a man in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in April 2016 has recorded a conclusion of suicide, cause of death being a gunshot injury to the head. The man, said to have been suffering from work-related stress, used a shotgun he kept for clay pigeon shooting to shoot himself inside his car at a golf course. On becoming concerned for his safety, and realising the shotgun was missing, the victim’s wife tracked his phone and located his car.
A man was treated in hospital after being shot in the leg in Liverpool, Merseyside in what police believe was a targeted attack; his injuries were said to be “consistent with a shotgun discharge”. Police released CCTV photos of a van spotted near the location of the shooting but are keeping an open mind as to whether it was connected to the incident.
Faeem Ilyas, aged 25, has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of possession of an imitation firearm and a prohibited weapon, as well as racially aggravated common assault. Ilyas, from Luton, Bedfordshire, called police in July last year claiming he had been assaulted; however, officers discovered that had actually initiated a row with another man, racially abused him and threatened him with an imitation handgun. On searching his house, officers discovered two black BB handguns and one black torch Taser, as well as small amounts of cocaine and cannabis.
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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.