Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Headingley Today, 26 May 2008 A man in Stanningley, Leeds, wielded a handgun in front of a female driver whose car had crashed with the man's vehicle. A man has been arrested and questioned by police.
The Journal, 26 May 2008 Police are investigating the possibility that youths fired an air rifle at a train on the Weardale Railway near Frosterley in County Durham. A woman was treated for shock after her carriage window was broken by a missile. The hole left in the window was caused either by an air rifle or a stone. Two youths were seen near the line at the time of the incident.
A second 17-year-old has been seriously injured in a shooting in north London within two days. The latest victim was found in Camden with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim has since died in hospital. Three people, one a teenager, have appeared in court charged with murder (BBC, 7 May 2009).
BBC, 24 May 2008 A teenager is fighting for his life following a shooting in a street in Archway, north London. He was taken to a local hospital where his condition is described as "life threatening". A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were arrested near the scene (BBC, 25 March 2008).
Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 24 May 2008 A window was smashed with an air rifle at a business park in Linthwaite.
Liverpool Echo, 24 May 2008 Paul While, 18, has been sent to a young offenders' institute for six years and his brother Lee Worswick has been jailed for six months and three months for their part in an attempt to scare another teenager at a bookmakers in Dovecot, Liverpool, in December 2007. Their 17-year-old accomplice, who admitted two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm including a military rifle and another of intending to endanger life, is due to be sentenced later. While shot himself in the foot as he tried to pull the sawn-off shotgun out of his pocket but continued into the shop and aimed the weapon at his victim. The three offenders later drove to the home of their victim's grandfather where gunfire was heard coming from their car.
BBC, 23 May 2008 A man is in a critical condition after being shot in Norbury, south London. His condition was said to be serious but stable.
The Courier (Leamington Spa)
The Courier (Leamington Spa), 23 May 2008 A school in Warwick excluded a pupil who brandished a BB gun in the playground. It is believed he fired the gun and held it to another pupil's head. Against the wishes of the school's governors and headteacher, who permanently expelled him, the boy has been allowed to return to lessons after his mother appealed to an independent exclusions panel.
Evening Courier, 23 May 2008 Eighteen-year-old Bobby Lee Maguirre has been jailed for 12 weeks after police found him riding a stolen mini-moto while armed with a stolen air rifle. The bike and gun were found hours after they had been taken in a raid in Halifax in April 2008.
The Journal, 23 May 2008 An air rifle and a stun gun were among a stash of weapons discovered as police raided a house in Consett, County Durham, searching for drugs.
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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.