Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Dunfermline Press

21-01-2019

Peter Bell was handed a community payback order with 130 hours of unpaid work after he admitted conducting himself in a disorderly manner by repeatedly exposing a BB gun, moving it about his person in a public place, causing fear and alarm and committing a breach of the peace. Armed police officers responded after a member of the public became concerned at seeing Bell move the gun from pocket to pocket at the railway station in Cowdenbeath, Fife in April last year. Bell was arrested at the scene.


Manchester Evening News

20-01-2019

Following a police pursuit, two men crashed a stolen car in Manchester, Greater Manchester. As they fled from the vehicle, one of them was seen to be carrying a sawn-off shotgun. A helicopter, a dog unit and armed officers were deployed but were unable to locate the suspects. The firearm was recovered later from a nearby garden.


msn

20-01-2019

Mark Fellows has been handed a whole-life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of two men, while Steven Boyle was given 33 years for his involvement in one of the killings. As part of a criminal gang feud, Fellows fatally shot a man with an Uzi sub machine gun outside his home in Manchester, Greater Manchester in July 2015, the crime being witnessed by members of the public. The judge concluded that Fellows acted as “a gun for hire” and planned the killing meticulously. The firearm was never recovered. In May 2018, Fellows was hired to kill again and used a revolver to shoot dead a man in Rainhill as he walked his dogs early one morning in May 2018. The victim was shot four times, with shots also being fired in his girlfriend’s direction to frighten her off. Boyle had been involved in planning this second murder and disposed of the gun following the shooting.


News Shopper

19-01-2019

Police officers who came across three men believed to be riding stolen mopeds in Catford, South East London, pursued and Tasered one of the suspects after he crashed his vehicle. He was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of an offensive weapon.


SomersetLive

19-01-2019

A masked thief allegedly threatened a staff member at a shop in Yeovil, Somerset with a shotgun before stealing cash and tobacco. The assailant fled the scene by car and remains unapprehended. Police have released CCTV images of the suspect and appealed for information.


EssexLive

19-01-2019

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BristolLive

19-01-2019

Mathias Frederick has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to being in possession of a gun and ammunition. As part of a pre-planned operation, police officers stopped Frederick’s car on the M32 in Bristol in July 2018 and retrieved a Smith and Wesson revolver and ammunition. Sentencing was postponed in August last year after Frederick denied possession, claiming he had been on his way to give the revolver back to someone. The court ordered the destruction of both firearm and ammunition.


EssexLive

19-01-2019

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News & Star with The Cumberland News

19-01-2019

Police responding to a call concerning the welfare of a man at Hardendale Quarry, in Shap, Cumbria, found him in possession of a shotgun. Despite negotiations, the man died at the scene from self-inflicted injuries. The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct in line with procedure.


Basildon Canvey Southend Echo

19-01-2019

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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.