Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Evening Telegraph

02-04-2019

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DerbyshireLive

02-04-2019

Three masked youths reportedly pointed a pistol at a 16-year-old boy’s head at a park in Derby, Derbyshire, threatening to shoot him if he didn’t hand over his phone and his money. Following the assault, one of the attackers said, “Start running or I will shoot you”. The victim, who described the firearm as a black Desert Eagle, saying he recognised it from the video game Fortnite, has been left too frightened to go outside. Police were informed but no arrests have yet been reported.


NottinghamshireLive

02-04-2019

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StokeonTrentLive

02-04-2019

Matthew Bell has been sentenced to two years and nine months in a young offenders’ institution after pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent, wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Leaning from a car in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Bell shot a 16-year-old boy several times in the back. As part of a gang, he then chased the boy on foot before pushing him to the ground, punching and kicking him. The victim also suffered a superficial slash injury during this attack. Bell was arrested the following day and a BB gun and pellets were retrieved from his home address.


ExaminerLive

02-04-2019

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The Courier.co.uk

01-04-2019

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WalesOnline

01-04-2019

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BBC News

01-04-2019

One of three masked men allegedly discharged a firearm during an attempted robbery at a pub in Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire. Three female members of staff and one male customer were left uninjured. No arrests have yet been reported. 


BBC News

01-04-2019

Andrew Lambert has been jailed for eighteen months after pleading guilty to affray. After the fire service was called to deal with a bonfire in the garden of his home in Ringwood, Hampshire, Lambert threatened to shoot two firefighters with an imitation firearm that had been painted black to make it look realistic. Lambert received an extra six months for activating a previous suspended sentence.


BBC News

01-04-2019

The dead bodies of six swans have been found at a park in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire; the birds had been shot with an airgun and/or BB gun and decapitated. The illegal killing of swans or other wild birds can result in a six-month prison sentence.


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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.