Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Scarborough Evening News

18-07-2008

Scarborough Evening News, 18 July 2008 Pellets from a ball bearing gun were found near the scene of a donkey shelter in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, which had been attacked by vandals. There were no signs, however, that the donkeys had been harmed.


South Wales Echo

18-07-2008

South Wales Echo, 18 July 2008 A cat was left in agony after it was shot with an airgun in Canton, Cardiff. The pellet had gone almost all the way through his body, grazing his stomach and kidneys. His owner has now had to spend almost 1000 on vets' bills to help the cat recover.


BBC

18-07-2008

BBC, 18 July 2008 Two men were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences at the scene of a car crash in Pelaw, Tyneside. A bag, pulled from a car which pulled into the path of another vehicle, was found to contain a shotgun and cartridges.


BBC

18-07-2008

BBC, 18 July 2008 A man went into a bookmakers in Leicester and threatened a worked with what was thought to be a gun. The offender escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


BBC

18-07-2008

BBC, 18 July 2008 A man has been charged with the murder of another man who was shot dead in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, in August 2006


BBC

17-07-2008

BBC, 17 July 2008 A young pet cat has lost an eye after being shot with an airgun in Bishopmill, Elgin in Moray. A vet found a pellet and removed the eye.


Camden New Journal

17-07-2008

Camden New Journal, 17 July 2008 A dog was shot by an air rifle sniper whilst he was playing in a back garden in Highgate, north London. It was the second time he had been shot in six months. His owner found him with blood pouring from his side. She says she won't let her children go out in the garden alone.


Great Yarmouth Mercury

17-07-2008

Another cat was the target of an airgun sniper in Bradwell, Norfolk. He was shot in the side, piercing his diaphragm and damaging his kidneys and liver.


West Lothian Courier

17-07-2008

West Lothian Courier, 17 July 2008 Christopher Dunbar, 20, threatened to kill someone with an air rifle he was carrying in Bathgate in May 2007. He pleaded guilty to breach of the peace, being in possession of the gun and to causing his victim to believe that unlawful violence would be used against him. He has been given a supervised attendance order.


BBC

17-07-2008

BBC, 17 July 2008 A 16-year-old was taken to hospital with a pellet embedded in his forehead following an incident at a pub in Eighton Banks, Gateshead on Tyneside. Two men, aged 17 and 20, were questioned, but the police have concluded that the airgun was not deliberately discharged.


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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.