Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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PlymouthLive

22-03-2020

Karl Woodward, aged 49, has been handed a 27-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In July last year, Woodward was seen firing an air pistol at a boarded-up area in a car park in Plymouth, Devon after he was roused from a drunken sleep by a concerned woman. The woman ushered some passing children around the back of her car to keep them from harm’s way. When responding police officers instructed Woodward to put his weapon down, he refused and pointed it at one of them. Another officer Tasered Woodward from behind and he was arrested. The court heard that Woodward could not recall the incident but that he was sorry for the fear that he had caused.


GrimsbyLive

22-03-2020

Army bomb disposal team deployed, and man arrested, after a crossbow, air rifle and suspicious device found at an address in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.


South Wales Argus

22-03-2020

Jarrad Skidmore, a former soldier, has been handed a twelve-month community order and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon. Following a tip-off from his cousin, police officers searched Skidmore’s home in Caerphilly, South Wales in October last year and found a Taser disguised as a torch. Skidmore admitted buying the item online and told police it was useful for lighting campfires. The judge also ordered Skidmore to pay £200 prosecutions costs and a victim surcharge.


ChronicleLive

22-03-2020

A man was treated for serious injuries after he was shot at an address in Birtley, Tyne & Wear. Police officers, paramedics and a doctor were dispatched but the victim had already made his own way to hospital. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.


Manchester Evening News

22-03-2020

A woman and her three grandchildren escaped injury after a firearm was discharged through the window of a house in Salford, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.


DerbyshireLive

22-03-2020

James Sheridan and Jamie Dyer were jailed for seven years and three years, nine months respectively after each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis and conspiracy to supply cocaine; Sheridan also admitted possession of a firearm. Police officers caught the pair with illegal drugs and cash on three occasions last year, retrieving a total of around £27,000 worth of drugs and £26,475 in cash. On one occasion, officers were called out to a crash involving the duo in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and recovered useful evidence from the scene. Of Sheridan being provided with a gun by those higher up the dealing chain, the judge remarked: “Thank goodness you were caught before it could be used.”


PHTM

22-03-2020

Specialist and armed police officers stopped a taxi in Haringey, North London and arrested a man after he discarded a carrier bag containing three revolvers and 29 rounds of ammunition. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

22-03-2020

Stewart Bowden, aged 39, has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison, with an additional year on licence, after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm. After a fight broke out at a party in Manchester, Greater Manchester in July last year, staff at the venue told everyone to leave. Bowden, however, returned later and became involved in a dispute with a man. A teenage boy, who tried to come between them, said Bowden had been armed with an “MP40 machine gun” but, following his arrest two days later, Bowden said he had been holding a table leg. No shots were fired, and, as the weapon was never recovered, Bowden was charged with possession of an imitation firearm.


Mail Online

21-03-2020

A man has been shot dead at his home in Southport, Merseyside. Four masked men are said to have been involved in the shooting, which police suspect was a targeted attack. The man was shot with a handgun in his abdomen and leg. Ambulance staff treated the victim, but he was declared dead in hospital. Police have appealed for information.


BirminghamLive

21-03-2020

Police officers recovered a stun gun and arrested three teenagers following a report that a man’s phone had been stolen in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.


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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.