Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Teenager from Dorking, Surrey sentenced for possession of stun gun and drugs offences. Click on media link to read full report.
A 24-year-old man died at the scene after being shot in a drive-by attack in Kentish Town, North West London. CCTV footage revealed that a moped had pulled up alongside the victim before one of two riders opened fire at close range. Police have appealed for information, particularly from anyone with relevant dashcam footage.
Armed police officers responding to reports of gunshots in Sydenham, South East London found a wounded man who died at the scene shortly afterwards. After hearing witness reports that the gun had gone off as the he was using it to damage a car, detectives are investigating the possibility that the victim accidentally shot himself.
Thomas Ball, of Tibshelf, Derbyshire, jailed for fifteen-and-a-half years for possession of dynamite, sawn-off shotgun and drugs. Click on media link to read full report.
Martynas Okmanas has been jailed for 28 years after being found guilty of attempted murder. In December last year, Okmanas entered a house in Solihull, West Midlands and shot a woman in the shoulder and hand as she was sitting in her front room. After the gun jammed, the woman ran to a neighbour’s house and Okmanas fled in a waiting car. Investigators tracked the vehicle, which travelled through the Eurotunnel three days later, and arrested Okmanas after he returned to the UK. In interview, he refused to answer police questions.
Armed robbers allegedly threatened staff at betting shop in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Click on media link to read full report.
A 10-year-old boy has been shot in the face with a BB gun at a park in Glenrothes, Fife, the pellet narrowly missing his eye. A parent council spokesperson later said that the child who fired the gun had apologised, saying it was an accident. Police are investigating.
Darren Dale, aged 41, has been jailed for three years and four months after pleading guilty to threats to kill and attempted possession of a prohibited weapon. Police officers who visited Dale in response to extremist views he had made, searched his home in Blackpool, Lancashire after he made racist comments and told them of his violent plans to kill members of the Islamic community. Officers discovered a steel bar from a dumbbell, a knife and two Tasers at the property. Following sentencing, a counter terrorist officer said: “As a result of our police officers working closely with Counter Terrorism specialists, Dale’s intentions were thwarted long before he could ever carry them out.”
Identical triplets, Reiss, Ralston and Ricky Gabriel, were handed custodial sentences after being found guilty of conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life. In addition, Reiss admitted two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. Ricky and Ralston were each jailed for fourteen years, while Reiss was handed an eighteen-year sentence. After stopping a taxi in Tottenham, North London in April 2017, armed police officers found a loaded pistol and an Uzi submachine gun with a silencer and ammunition in the vehicle. DNA linked the weapons to the Gabriel brothers but investigators were unable to determine to which of the triplets the DNA belonged; however, subsequent surveillance revealed that all three brothers had handled the firearms. The court heard that the firearms had been intended for a man previously jailed for firing a gun into a crowd of people in 2010. On sentencing, the judge said: "All three of you were involved in an agreement to source and deliver then weapons to an extremely dangerous criminal…One or more of you clearly had access to organised criminals or organised groups of criminals capable of obtaining firearms and ammunition for onward transfer."
Man jailed for possession of sawn-off shotgun and ammunition in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. 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.