Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Shropshire Star

28-03-2019

The coroner at the inquest into the death of a man in Clun, Shropshire in September last year has recorded a verdict of suicide, cause of death being gunshot wounds to the head. After the man’s wife alerted police over concerns for his safety, officers broke into his house and discovered his body in a bedroom. The victim and his wife were separated at the time.


Metro

27-03-2019

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LeicestershireLive

27-03-2019

Four people were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after an altercation in Loughborough, Leicestershire during which a man was assaulted. One man was charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an offensive weapon, and two men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of a prohibited firearm.


BBC News

26-03-2019

Sean Barclay, aged 28, was jailed for eight years after admitting to stealing three training drill purpose rifles, dummy rounds and five gun slings from an army cadet base in Newport-on-Tay, Fife, where he had once been a cadet. A camouflage bag, £100 in cash and a rucksack were also stolen. The court heard that Barclay climbed into the building through a smashed window and had planned to sell the rifles, which had “the capacity to be converted into viable weapons”. A crude map, found by police two months later in a flat occupied by the sister of one of Barclay's friends, led officers to some woods where they discovered the stolen guns. Barclay’s DNA was discovered on the map, drawn on paper from Perth Prison where he had been remanded for other offences. Confronted with the evidence, Barclay confessed to the break-in and theft.


KentOnline

26-03-2019

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BirminghamLive

26-03-2019

After pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon, Chanel Fraser has been jailed for one year. Fraser got into a row with a group of girls outside a club in Birmingham, West Midlands, during which her wig was pulled off and her chest exposed. A few minutes after the struggle, Fraser returned with a stun gun which she discharged at least six times as she ran towards the girls. She was arrested after one of the girls managed to wrest the stun gun from her grip. The court heard that Fraser carried the stun gun for protection because she had previously experienced bullying and aggressive behaviour.


LeicestershireLive

25-03-2019

A man who allegedly waved an air pistol around during a brawl outside a pub in Market Harborough, Leicestershire was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a firearm. Four people suffered minor injuries during the fight, though there was no report of the pistol being discharged.


Evening Express

25-03-2019

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Metro

25-03-2019

During a gang fight among a group of young men in Figges Marsh, South West London, a pellet gun was allegedly fired, injuring two teenage males, an 11-year-old girl and a woman. The girl suffered an injury to her leg and the woman, shot three times, was injured in the back. All four victims attended hospital, though none are believed to have been seriously hurt. No arrests have yet been reported.


BBC News

24-03-2019

A police officer discharged a Taser while detaining a man in Glasgow, Scotland for an alleged firearm offence. The man, who had resisted arrest, attended a local hospital as a precaution but did not require medical treatment. A police spokesperson said that the incident would be referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.


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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.