Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC News

17-01-2019

Armed police officers attended an address in Brighton, Sussex following reports of two youths in possession of a stun gun. Two male suspects were arrested and a Taser was retrieved from the property. A police spokesperson said that other items found linked the youths to an earlier domestic burglary.


TeessideLive

17-01-2019

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Evening Standard

17-01-2019

Two police officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis after they stopped a car occupied by two people in Camberwell, South London. As one of the officers attempted to remove a man from the vehicle, he was reportedly threatened with a loaded handgun. The man was Tasered twice by an officer before he was disarmed and handcuffed. The second suspect, a woman, drove away from the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards for failing to stop for police and possession of a firearm. A firearm discovered at the scene and found to be “loaded and ready to fire”.


Manchester Evening News

15-01-2019

A man thought to be armed with a gun allegedly threatened staff at a pharmacy in Manchester, Greater Manchester before stealing cash from the till. Police officers responded when the alarm system was activated but were unable to locate the suspect.


The Guardian

15-01-2019

British Transport and Metropolitan Police officers responded to reports of a man with a knife at Tulse Hill station in South London. The suspect, Tasered by a Met officer during his detention, was initially arrested for possession of an offensive weapon and subsequently for attempted murder; he was later sectioned under section 2 of the Mental Health Act.  A witness reported that passengers were prevented from leaving a train as a precaution while the suspect was on the platform shouting loudly.


itv News

15-01-2019

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Sunday Express

15-01-2019

David Mitchell has been handed a custodial sentence of five years after admitting three firearms offences. Mitchell bought a Glock 9mm handgun with a silencer and 150 rounds of ammunition from the USA over the dark web and tried to import them to his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. Following a collaborative operation between Police Scotland, the National Crime Agency and US officers, the items were intercepted at Newark airport in New Jersey. A dummy parcel was then sent to Mitchell and subsequently recovered by officers from under a sofa at his home. The court heard that Mitchell was driven by an “obsessive preoccupation” with buying on the dark web, though he claimed he “had no intention of causing harm to anyone”.


Mirror

15-01-2019

A woman died in hospital two days after being shot at an address in Southend, Essex. A male suspect has since been charged with murder and possession of a firearm. A man, also shot during the attack, suffered facial injuries. 


The Sun

14-01-2019

Bilkan Bilkaner and Duke Quainoo have each been jailed for at least 29 years after being convicted of murder and grievous bodily harm. In March 2018, Bilkaner and Quainoo, along with two other men who are still at large, fired a shotgun at a 23-year-old man and repeatedly stabbed him as he was standing with friends on a street in Enfield, North London. The man, a stranger to his attackers, died at the scene. A friend of the victim was also stabbed but survived the assault. The court heard that the assailants only motive was “a desire to cause death or serious injury”. Bilkaner and Quainoo were arrested after drill rap lyrics glorifying the murder were found on a phone belonging to one of the attackers. When a fifth man, who acted as the gang’s driver and claimed to have no knowledge of what was planned, was cleared of the killing, Bilkaner and Quainoo leapt up in the court and began punching him.


Manchester Evening News

14-01-2019

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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.