Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Two masked men armed with a shotgun threatened a man working alone at a post office in East Grinstead, West Sussex, demanding money. The victim, who has dealt with thirteen other attempted robberies during his 40-year career, laughed at the raiders and told them, “it’s not going to happen”. He later reported that the men had quickly left, seemingly surprised by his reaction. Police have appealed for witnesses.
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Armed police responding to reports of a shooting at a house in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire found a man in his 20s with critical injuries. The victim, who had been shot in the face, died later in hospital. It is believed that a number of people fled the scene by car after the attack. A teenage boy has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A 19-year-old male has had surgery to remove pellets from his head and shoulder after being shot in Billesley, Warwickshire. Police have since arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.
Bradley Blundell, aged 19, has been convicted of murder and told to expect a long life sentence for his crime. Blundell shot a man in the chest with a .32 handgun outside a garage in Chelmsford, Essex in August 2017. Armed police attended and the victim was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries. The victim, or his companion, had purportedly made a comment on the appearance of Ella Colgate, who had driven Blundell to the garage to get petrol for a stolen motorbike. After going on the run for several months, Blundell handed himself in to police in Amsterdam. Colgate and Blundell decided between them that, were Colgate to give evidence, she should say that she could not remember what happened; she was found guilty of conspiracy to do an act with intent to pervert the course of justice.
An officer from the Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad shot a 23-year-old man during an armed operation outside a supermarket in Wimbledon, South West London. The victim was treated in hospital and later charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Dale Turney, aged 28, has been handed a custodial sentence of two years and ten months for possession of an imitation firearm and for breaching a suspended prison sentence. After a fight with a man in Luton, Bedfordshire, Turney approached the man’s house and pointed a gun at people gathered outside before firing two shots into the air. Police responded to reports of gunshots and Turney was later arrested in connection with the offence.
X-rays have revealed that two adult swans and five cygnets, whose bodies were found in plastic bags by a river in Benenden, Kent, had been shot and killed. One image showed a swan’s head, neck and wings ‘riddled with pellets’. An RSPCA spokesperson said that it is not known whether the birds were shot “for fun or killed in the hope of being able to sell their meat”. The RSPCA is calling for better regulation of air weapons after receiving 51 calls concerning air gun attacks on animals in Kent last year and 884 such calls across England and Wales as a whole in 2017.
Conall Kilmurry, aged 40, has been ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work within 12 months after admitting illegal possession of a replica firearm. Following a tip-off, armed police found the weapon in Kilmurry’s holdall when he was stopped in Glasgow, Scotland. The court heard that Kilmurry had found the ‘cowboy-style’ imitation handgun at his brother’s house, his brother being a ‘member of a gunslinging group’.
A man who barricaded himself inside a property with two children in Dundee, Scotland after his wife told him she had been having an affair, claimed to have a gun and threatened to shoot and stab anyone who came through the door. Police officers forced entry following a six-and-a-half-hour stand-off and the suspect was Tasered before his arrest. He later pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
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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.