Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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The Star

23-11-2018

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Manchester Evening News

23-11-2018

Two men allegedly brandished a shotgun towards a group of males in a car park in Oldham, Greater Manchester before shooting one of them with a shotgun. The victim suffered injuries to his back, legs and buttocks. By the time police arrived, the two suspects and the victim had  fled the scene; however, the injured man later presented himself at a nearby hospital. A passerby also suffered a minor injury after being hit during the shooting. Police have since charged one man with violent disorder in connection with the incident but have not yet identified the gunmen.


BirminghamLive

23-11-2018

Armed police officers retrieved a 9mm Baikal pistol, a stun gun and two bullets during a raid at a property in Birmingham, West Midlands. One man was arrested in connection with the find. Elsewhere in the city, a shotgun was discovered wrapped in a black bag on a riverbank, bringing the total number of firearms recovered in Birmingham this month to thirteen.


Metro

23-11-2018

Peter Shaw, aged 55, has been handed an eighteen-week suspended sentence after admitting causing an animal unnecessary suffering. Shaw shot a neighbour’s cat with an air rifle after it jumped onto a fence between their homes in Northwich, Cheshire. The cat’s owner rushed her pet to a vet’s surgery, where it was decided she should be out to sleep due to a perforation of the bowel. Following an RSPCA and police investigation, the air rifle was seized from Shaw’s property. Shaw has been banned from keeping animals for ten years and told he must complete 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay the £2,347 prosecution costs.


CornwallLive

23-11-2018

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Peterborough Telegraph

23-11-2018

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PlymouthLive

23-11-2018

Armed police responded after a masked man, allegedly armed with a handgun, threatened a member of staff at an ice cream shop in Plymouth, Devon before fleeing with cash from the till. Police later issued a description of the suspect and appealed for information.


The Star

23-11-2018

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TeessideLive

22-11-2018

Four men have been jailed after six shots were fired through the window of a family home in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear in revenge for an earlier burglary. Tony Trott, head of a drugs operation, planned the shooting at the house, which was believed to have been occupied by members of a rival gang. Trott was accompanied by Lee Barnett and James Ratcliff, who fired a self-loading pistol during the attack. A fourth man, Philip Steabler arranged for the destruction of a vehicle used after the shooting. Trott was jailed for 26 years with an extended four years on licence for possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a prohibited weapon and conspiracy to supply cocaine. Barnett received sixteen years after being found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a prohibited weapon. Ratcliff was jailed for 24 years plus an extended four years on licence for possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to supply cocaine, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Steabler was handed a 35-month sentence for assisting an offender and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.


The Courier.co.uk

22-11-2018

John Healy has been ordered to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work after admitting to importing a powerful stun gun torch. Healy claimed to have made the ‘rash’ purchase after drinking while sitting at his computer but said that he had cancelled the order after coming to his senses; however, it was found that the cancellation was actually requested because the stun gun did not arrive at his address in Forfar, Scotland. Border Force agents seized the weapon and cyber-crime experts found Healy’s internet search history ‘littered with terms relating to stun guns, air weapons and a cattle prod’. Healy also claimed that he had intended to disable the stun gun capability of the torch but the sheriff said that this was an attempt to “water down” the severity of his sentence. On sentencing, the sheriff said: “I do have a custodial option. Because this was intercepted and not in your possession I am just persuaded there is an alternative.”


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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.