Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Matthew Selby, a former soldier with the Army Reserves who saw active service in Afghanistan and Iraq, was handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to controlling and coercive behaviour, and assault. Over several months, Selby, from Neath, South Wales, subjected his partner to bullying and abusive behaviour, including driving erratically while she was in the car and threatening to murder her. He also armed himself with an air rifle and threatened to shoot her dog. On another occasion, Selby assaulted his partner’s brother, squeezing him by the throat until he was pulled away by others. The court heard that there was a possibility that Selby was suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder and that his abusive behaviour was exacerbated by the use of alcohol and cocaine. The judge ordered Selby to complete a building better relationships course and a rehabilitation programme. She also made him subject to a nightly curfew for the next three months and a restraining order banning him from contacting his former partner for the next five years.
Shots fired at a house in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.
Following the fatal stabbing of a man in Wembley, North West London, police officers Tasered and arrested a male suspect on suspicion of murder after he “failed to comply” with their instructions. Click on media link to read full report.
Cat shot dead in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Click on media link to read full report.
One of two people on a moped allegedly shot a woman in the neck outside a shop in Maida Vale, West London. The victim was taken to hospital after being treated at the scene. Witnesses reported that police had tried to shut down a street party shortly before the attack, the area having become a “regular venue” for street gatherings. No arrests have yet been made.
A man was treated in hospital after being found in a cul-de-sac in Birmingham, West Midlands with gunshot wounds to the groin. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police have appealed for information.
After police officers responded to reports of a disorder in Walsall, West Midlands, they stopped and searched a teenage boy, subsequently arresting him when they discovered he was carrying a replica handgun. A police spokesperson said that it was the most realistic imitation weapon they had ever seen.
Bekki Dean, 26, and Bradley Clancy, 39, have both been found guilty of conspiracy to transfer a firearm, and possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. In August last year, police officers stopped a car driven by Dean in Carshalton, South London. On searching the vehicle, officers found a bag containing a Glock self-loading pistol with a cartridge magazine containing several cartridges. It was discovered that Dean had been on the phone to Clancy when she was stopped, analysis later revealing that the pair had called or texted each other five times on the evening she was detained. During her police interview, Dean claimed she had been “under duress to transport the gun by a man whom she was completely intimidated by and truly in fear of”. When Clancy was arrested some weeks later, his DNA was found on the muzzle of the gun, proving his contact with the weapon.
Armed police officers, including personnel from a Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms team, raided a travellers’ site in Orpington, South East London and recovered weapons including a loaded shotgun, seventeen air weapons (including a musket and a BB gun), CS gas and a machete. The air weapons will be tested to see whether they have been enhanced. Officers also seized homemade ammunition, stolen caravans, quad bikes and £112,000 cash, and arrested seven people on suspicion of offences including possession with intent to supply drugs, handling stolen goods and burglary. One man has since been charged with being a prohibited person in possession of an air weapon. It is understood that two people are being supported by specialists from the police's Modern Slavery team. A police spokesperson said: “This operation has targeted serious and organised crime head on, and will mean the surrounding communities are now safer for those living within them. Over recent months we have seen an increase in the number of firearms incidents across London and proactive operations like this are crucial to removing the availability of weapons and drugs on the streets.”
Police officers Tasered and arrested a man in Birmingham, West Midlands after he and an accomplice reportedly stole and crashed a car. 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.