Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Two men charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following a number of incidents in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, including an alleged assault on a woman during which threats to life were made and a firearm was discharged. Click on media link to read full report.
Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man with a gun at a property in Hove, East Sussex. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm as he left his flat. No injuries were reported.
John Nolan, aged 38 and from Whitchurch, Devon, has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to two counts of importing prohibited weapons. Border officials seized a blank-firing Browning pistol and zombie knife that Nolan had ordered from a Spanish website, which offence put him in breach of a suspended prison sentence for assault causing actual bodily harm. The judge also imposed the full eight-month suspended term he had incurred for this crime.
After police seized cannabis, cash and weapons, including a handgun, air rifles, crossbows, baseball bats and knives, during raids in Yateley, Hampshire and Eversley, three men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
Kevin Goddard was conditionally discharged for twelve months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £32 after he admitted possession of a prohibited weapon. Police visiting Goddard’s home in Leicester, Leicestershire, after he was beaten up by masked burglars, discovered a working stun gun in his living room. Goddard told the officers he had found the weapon about six months previously, after a homeless man who had been staying with him for a time left it behind. He claimed to have been waiting for an official weapons amnesty before handing it in.
It has emerged that police officers Tasered and arrested a man in possession of a knife in Southend, Essex in August 2019. Click on media link to read full report.
A member of the public alerted police after seeing a man in possession of what looked like a handgun in Plymouth, Devon. He saw the suspect pull a handgun out of a bag and put it back again before “acting very strangely” and trying to engage passers-by in conversation. Armed police officers seized the firearm and arrested the suspect shortly afterwards at a nearby pub. The man, described by a witness as “dancing and jumping” was to be assessed by a mental health nurse before interview. A police spokesperson said the weapon was yet to be assessed.
Gas-powered BB gun found on a beach in Bournemouth, Dorset. Click on media link to read full report.
A dog has been shot and wounded with an air rifle in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The pet’s owner said that the pellet will be left in situ as it would take “quite a big operation” to remove it. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with the shooting.
Ian Ainge jailed for eighteen months after police officers seized a machete, stun gun, cash and £6,000 worth of cannabis from an address in Runcorn, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full report.
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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.