Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Independent

30-03-2019

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Echo

29-03-2019

Three members of an armed gang that terrorised staff at nine bars and restaurants in Liverpool, Merseyside during a spate of robberies last summer have been handed custodial sentences. Frankie Wood organised the raids, during which staff and business owners were threatened variously with hammers, knives, machetes and a gun. During one robbery, a man was pistol-whipped when he told the raiders he could not open a safe due to a time-delay mechanism. Hayley Digney scouted out the targeted premises and acted as getaway driver. Thomas Lacken took part in the last raid only after being threatened over a debt.  Less than £10,000 was stolen in total. In July last year, police chased a car that had been spotted near all the targeted premises and, when the car was later found abandoned, DNA and fingerprints therein linked Wood, Digney and Lacken to the crimes. After all three defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, Wood was jailed for nineteen years in prison and must serve at least two-thirds of his sentence, while Digney and Lacken received fourteen-and-a-half years and ten years respectively. Two unidentified offenders remain at large.


Lancashire Telegraph

29-03-2019

Police officers responding to reports of an altercation on a  street in Burnley, Lancashire, found that a man had suffered pellet gun wounds to his face. The victim was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police have appealed for information.


The Northern Echo

29-03-2019

Firearms officers were deployed in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire following reports that a man and woman had made threats with a firearm. The two suspects were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. No one was injured.


West Sussex County Times

29-03-2019

Three children suffered minor bruising after pellets from a ball bearing gun, allegedly fired by a boy at a primary school in Storrington, West Sussex, apparently ricocheted off walls and doors. The boy handed the weapon to staff after the incident. A spokesperson from the school said: “We have talked to the staff and the families of the children who were hurt to ensure that they are fully aware of what has happened. The family of the boy have been seen and advised about the safe keeping of BB guns.”


Daily Echo

29-03-2019

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DevonLive

28-03-2019

Armed police officers were deployed after a man and woman were reportedly seen “waving an air rifle around” in the town centre of Barnstaple, Devon. Officers seized the unloaded firearm and arrested the two suspects, later releasing the woman without charge and referring the man to  a crime intervention scheme. It is believed that the man had been selling the weapon to the woman and no one was threatened or injured during the exchange.


South Wales Argus

28-03-2019

Mark Russell, aged 29, has been sent to prison for 21 months after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. When two men confronted Russell at his home in Ebbw Vale, Gwent in October last year over the alleged theft of a van,  Russell aimed an air rifle at them and threatened to “blow the side of their faces off”. The court heard that there was no evidence that Russell had anything to do with the van theft.


The Star

28-03-2019

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Daily Record

28-03-2019

A 42-year-old man was declared dead shortly after an apparent rifle shooting accident that occurred during a pigeon shoot on a rural estate in Kinnaird, Perthshire. The man, who was attended by an ambulance rapid response unit and trauma team, had travelled from Italy with friends for a short holiday in Scotland.


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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.