Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

07-01-2008

A man armed with an imitation gun sparked a police armed response when he was spotted in Oswestry, Shropshire. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.


Evening Leader

07-01-2008

A man was arrested after police received a report that he had entered a pub in Bagillt with a firearm. He apparently made threats and then left the pub.


BBC

06-01-2008

A man was shot dead as he was driving in Halewood, Merseyside. He was killed by a bullet through the windscreen in what police believe to be a targeted attack. The man's car crashed into another vehicle following the attack. A man has now been charged with murder (BBC, 29 February 2008).


BBC

06-01-2008

A man was reported carrying a pistol in a pub in Swindon. A man was arrested on suspicion of the possession of a firearm and is on bail while the gun is checked to see if it is an imitation.


Argus (Brighton)

06-01-2008

Two women workers in a Hastings off licence were confronted by a man pointing a handgun at them. They were so frightened they were unable to work the till and the would-be robber fled empty-handed.


Times

05-01-2008

The wife of a man who died after being found with gunshot wounds in their bedroom in Fenstanton, near Cambridge, was being questioned by police. The man has been described as a gun enthusiast and is believed to have suffered wounds from a shotgun. The woman has been granted bail to be answered in March (BBC, 1 February 2008).


Press Association

05-01-2008

Police arrested two men in London's Trafalgar Square on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm. Armed response officers had stopped and searched a group of four youths.


Lancashire Evening Post

05-01-2008

A group of three teenagers fired a ball-bearing gun at a bus as it waited at a stop in Bamber Bridge. The blast of the pellet made a hole in a window. Several passengers were on the bus but escaped uninjured.


BBC

05-01-2008

Three teenagers have been charged after a firearm was allegedly discharged outside a house in the Grangetown area of Middlesbrough.


Daily Post

05-01-2008

David Davies from Rhyl admitted having two .22 rifles and ammunition without the proper documentation in July 2007 as well as the illegal possession of an air rifle. The case was adjourned for sentence.


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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.