Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Three kittens have been shot with an airgun and left for dead in an attack in Llanfigael, Anglesey.  One of them survived despite being shot in the neck and sustaining a broken leg, but another was already dead when they were discovered and a second who was seriously wounded is believed to have crawled away to die.

BBC News


A dog reportedly shot with an air rifle at a park near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire is "lucky to be alive" according to his owner. Members of the public helped pull the pet from a river after he was shot, only to see "a very round hole in his side and a lot of blood". An X-ray revealed that the pellet had missed his spine by millimetres and lodged in muscle. Police have appealed for information.

Northern Echo


James Mosley, 19,  was drunk when he waved an imitation handgun from a car window at a couple walking in a street in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, in August 2009.  Mosley, a former soldier, was arrested shortly afterwards and the firearm was found to be a novelty lighter, an exact replica 9mm Beretta handgun which he had bought in Turkey.  He was sent to an institution for  young offenders for eight months.  The judge ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the imitation handgun.

The Mirror


A garage worker was shot with a taser in an armed robbery in Gateshead, Northumbria as she walked to the bank with the day’s takings.

Get Surrey


Ryan Farmery has been ordered to pay a £120 fine with a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £50, and a £150 criminal courts charge and has had his gun confiscated after pleading guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour relating to him having a paintball gun in public in Woking, Surrey. He was seen walking around with the imitation gun on display after allegedly picking it up from a friend's house where it had been found during a clear up.

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.

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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.