Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Echo

25-08-2021

Alan Daniels, Craig Reynolds, Anthony Hill and Dean Sanders have been jailed for their involvement in an armed robbery, during which a man was shot twice. In July 2019, the offenders broke into a farmer’s home in Aughton, Lancashire and demanded money, before Daniels shot him in the knee for not reacting quickly enough. The victim’s girlfriend was prevented from helping him as the thieves stole cash, jewellery and watches. When the man denied having any more money and hesitated to answer an enquiry about guns kept at the property, Daniels shot him again, this time in the ankle. The victim was also hit in the mouth and groin with a gun before the thieves stole four shotguns, a poacher’s gun and a gold bracelet, removed from the man’s wrist. As they left the property, the thieves warned the couple not to call the police for at least an hour or they would be killed. It was subsequently discovered that bank cards had also been stolen and used to withdraw cash. Hill’s car was identified at the locality of the withdrawals and detectives linked him to the other defendants. The court heard that the victim is due to have his foot amputated, despite nineteen operations to save it. After Sanders, Reynolds and Hill were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and having a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, they were jailed for nineteen years, twenty years and twenty years, respectively. Daniels admitted the same offences, as well as grievous bodily harm with intent, and was a handed a life sentence with a minimum term of fifteen years.


Hartlepool Mail

25-08-2021

Police arrested a man after seizing an imitation firearm, suspected drugs and blades during a stop-and-search in Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Click on media link to read full report. 


Manchester Evening News

24-08-2021

Laurentiu Puitau has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon. When police officers searched his home in Ancoats, Manchester in February this year, they recovered two viable self-loading pistols, a self-loading pistol magazine and 32 9mm rounds of ammunition. On his arrest at the scene, Puitau claimed to have hidden the weapons and ammunition behind his television just two days before the raid.


HullLive

24-08-2021

A horse has been put to sleep after being shot in the hip in Hull, East Yorkshire. Police believe the horse was shot with an air rifle, while its owner, a vet and a gun expert agree that the animal’s injury was too severe to have been caused by such a weapon.


LeicestershireLive

24-08-2021

Eche Waldron, aged 23, has been jailed for five years and seven months after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm. In January this year, police officers searched a car in Leicester, Leicestershire and recovered three rounds of ammunition and a pistol that had been modified to be a viable firearm. Waldron had been travelling in the vehicle with a woman and a young child when stopped.


Echo

24-08-2021

Several people reportedly used a chainsaw to try to cut through the front door of a house in Birkenhead, Merseyside, before shots were fired, damaging an upstairs window. Click on media link to read full report.


Chad

24-08-2021

Police officers Tasered and arrested a man in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire after he reportedly brandished a knife and resisted arrest. Click on media link to read full report. 


The Courier

23-08-2021

After a man was reportedly seen on a roundabout in Dundee, Scotland with a handgun, he was charged with possessing an imitation firearm with the intent of causing a woman to believe unlawful violence would be used against her and possession of the same weapon without a firearms certificate. Click on media link to read full report. 


HullLive

23-08-2021

It has emerged that a man was reportedly seen holding a gun during an altercation between a driver and a pedestrian in Hull, East Yorkshire in June this year. Click on media link to read full report. 


Mail Online

23-08-2021

Wesley Gumbs, aged 35, has been jailed for five years after admitting possession of a prohibited weapon. Acting on intelligence, police officers stopped Gumbs’ car on the M6 in February this year and recovered a pistol from the boot of the vehicle. WhatsApp messages on Gumbs’ phone revealed that he had bought a pistol from an “underworld contact” in Hulme, Manchester.


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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.