Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Guardian (Epping Forest, Waltham Forest, Wanstead & Woodford)


A cat has been left paralysed after being shot in the spine with an air rifle in North Weald, Essex.  He was probably shot from fairly close range as the pellet was quite deep inside.

Deadline News


Details of attacks on paramedics, published after a Freedom of Information request, highlight two cases in which ambulance staff were shot in Glasgow in 2011. One worker was shot in the head with a pellet gun by a group of eight-to-ten-year-old boys while she was administering treatment to a patient. Another worker was shot in the shoulder while he was transporting a patient to hospital. The number of overall attacks on paramedics in the country is reported to have risen 30% in the last two years.

The Courier


Liam Timms, 23 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for seventeen years after being found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. Timms presented himself at Warwick Hospital with a shotgun wound to his left hand about ten minutes after a man in Coventry, Warwickshire was shot in the right forearm and left thigh. A Seat Leon was seen speeding away from the area and was later found, partly burned-out. Police discovered Timms’ blood and a partly-melted unfired shotgun cartridge in the vehicle. The shotgun was not recovered, but was surmised to be a sawn-off shotgun as it had been fired inside the car. A second man, who had been in the car at the time of the incident, was found not guilty of the same charge.


Liverpool Echo, 8 October 2014Ashley Joseph Udu has had his jail term extended by six months for wasting the Criminal Appeal Court's time by spuriously requesting permission to appeal his convictions. Udu was originally jailed for eight years with a five-year extended licence period after he and two other men threatened the occupant during a burglary of a house in Runcorn, Cheshire. The three masked robbers forced their way into the property and threatened to blow the victim's head off while pointing an imitation gun at him if he did not open his safe. The trio hit the victim in the head when he tried to escape, and fled in a getaway car but were forensically traced from a glove Udu left in the vehicle.

Manchester Evening News


A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to an eight-month detention and training order after he admitted possessing a firearm, possessing of class A drugs and handling stolen goods.  He had pulled out an imitation handgun when a shopkeeper in Rochdale refused to sell him drink.  The shopkeeper floored the teenager with a baseball bat.

lithlingow gazette


Derek Hardie has been jailed for 14-and-a-half months after pleading guilty to possessing a shotgun without a certificate and two assaults in Brigend, West Lothian. After discovering his best friend and girlfriend had been seeing each other Hardie went to his girlfriend's house and hit his friend on the shoulder with a bottle when the other man agreed to speak to him. He then armed himself with a shotgun from his uncle's house and ran towards his friend brandishing the unloaded gun, causing local residents to flee in fear. Hardie was disarmed by his friend in the ensuing struggle.


A six-year-old cat was shot 16 times by a group armed with air rifles and BB guns in Glossop,  Derbyshire. He survived the attack and underwent surgery to remove the pellets.

Lancashire Telegraph


A man has been charged with possessing five rounds of .38 ammunition, possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and possession of cannabis after a revolver, ammunition and Class A drugs worth over £10,000 were reportedly found at his home in Accrington, Lancashire. The gun and a ‘taser-like device’, also retrieved from the address, have been sent for forensic examination.

Express & Star


An airgun pellet was removed from the shoulder of a young cat shot in Streetly, West Midlands.  She is believed to have been in a back garden when she was shot.


Police removed two guns from the Wavertree and Fairfield areas of Merseyside after community intelligence. Three men arrested in separate incidents appeared in court charged with firearms offences.  One, who was arrested in Fairfield, was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.  Another man arrested in Dovecot was charged with the same offence, and a teenager from Wavertree was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a certificate (Liverpool Daily Post, 30 October 2010).

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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.