Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Dior Jackson, 20, Ihsaan Bernard, 21, Omarni Bernard-Sewell, 21, and Ayuub Mahmood, 19, have been jailed for life after being found guilty of conspiring to murder and possessing a gun with intent to endanger life. In May 2019, a man was shot three times in his lower back while sitting in a parked car in Birmingham, West Midlands. He escaped from his vehicle but died later in hospital. Two other people in the car were injured by gunfire. CCTV footage of the drive-by attack showed the shooter firing at least eight shots while leaning out of the window of a passing car. The assailants’ vehicle, stolen and displaying cloned number plates, was found on fire later the same day. Investigators used CCTV and phone data to track down the suspects and the murder weapon, a 9mm self-loading pistol, was found hidden in bushes in Leicester in November 2019. The court heard that the four assailants had planned the shooting as revenge after a friend was critically injured in a stabbing; however, it has not been proved which man fired the gun. Furthermore, it was revealed that those shot had not been involved in the knife attack. A teenage boy, also charged with conspiracy to murder, will stand trial in May this year.
Following reports of a shooting in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, police officers found a man with life-threatening injuries consistent with a firearms discharge. Ambulance staff subsequently pronounced the victim dead at the scene. A second man suffered minor gunshot wounds and is being treated in hospital. Police have appealed for information.
Following a report that a person had been assaulted at a property in Yeovil, Somerset, police officers recovered an unattended firearm nearby and attempted to detain a man at the scene. The suspect escaped in a car after assaulting a police officer and was followed to Trowbridge where he was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in a public place, assault, escape from lawful custody and assaulting a police officer.
Armed police officers were deployed after a delivery driver reported being threatened with a gun in Wivenhoe, Essex. Police appealed for witnesses to the incident after they recovered two firearms from a property and arrested a male suspect on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
It has emerged that police officers Tasered and arrested a man after they stopped the stolen car he was driving in Blackwood, Monmouthshire in February this year. Click on media link to read full report.
Armed police responded after a “volley of bullets” were shot at an occupied house in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.
Man arrested after police officers searched a property in Birmingham, West Midlands and recovered a handgun and ammunition. Click on media link to read full report.
After bringing a cloned car to a tactical stop on the M20 near Aylesford, Kent, police officers recovered a firearm from the driver. Click on media link to read full report.
Duck found dead on a pond in Sutton, Hull, East Yorkshire is believed to have been shot. Click on media link to read full report.
Carl Phillips, aged 28, has been jailed for twelve years and nine months after admitting causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm. In July last year, Phillips shot a man in the leg with a sawn-off shotgun in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The victim was an accountant to a builder who had become involved in a disagreement over unpaid wages of £2,500. The builder, his accountant and three other employees, were lured to a meeting on a secluded road in the belief they would hand over the disputed money. Instead, Phillips shot the accountant’s left shin and the front of the car he and the other men had arrived in. The victim suffered a fractured fibula and had treatment to remove fragments of lead from the wound.
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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.