Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Sunderland Echo


Sunderland Echo, 15 August 2008 Two were threatened at gunpoint by masked raiders who burst into a home in Seaham, County Durham. One of the women was punched in the face. After a brief struggle both men ran off. Police have revealed that on man had a BB gun which resembled an authentic pistol.

This is Bristol


This is Bristol, 15 August 2008 Mark Sanclemente has admitted possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition without a firearms certificate after cleaners at a hotel in Almondsbury, near Bristol, discovered a machine pistol in his bag in January 2008. A stun gun was also in the bag. He has been jailed for seven years.

Evening Leader


Evening Leader, 15 August 2008 A cat walked into the family home in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, visibly hurt and covered in blood. An x-ray confirmed that he had been shot and that an airgun pellet had passed through his intestines. A life-saving operation was performed to remove the pellet.

Garstang Courier


Garstang Courier, 15 August 2008 A pet cat has had to have a leg amputated after being hit by at airgun pellet near her home in St Michael's, Lancashire. Her owner has warned other residents to be on their guard.

The Comet


The Comet, 14 August 2008 Police have issued a warning about the dangers of carrying imitation guns in public following a serious incident at a supermarket in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. A 14-year-old was recently sentenced to four months in a youth detention centre after pleading guilty to a number of charges. He went into the store with a loaded BB gun and fired it at a female member of staff twice. The woman was not injured but was shocked by her ordeal.

Haverhill Weekly


A cat is lucky to be alive after an air rifle pellet was fired into her ribs, narrowly missing her heart.  It was the third shooting in one locality in Haverhill, Suffolk, this year.

Ashbourne News Telegraph


Ashbourne News Telegraph, 13 August 2008 A man has been found dead with shotgun wounds in his car on a country road near Ellastone, Staffordshire. He had suffered serious head injuries. Police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances and an inquest would be held within a few days.



BBC, 13 August 2008 A man was being treated in hospital after being shot in Handsworth, Birmingham. A cul-de-sac, the scene of other shootings over the last few years, has been cordoned off.

The Star


The Star, 13 August 2008 The Criminal Appeal Court has reduced the sentence of Darren Kelly from nine months for four. Kelly shot and injured a 14-year-old from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, with a gas-powered airgun in 2007. The teenager had to undergo surgery to remove a pellet which had lodged beneath his skin. Kelly had been jailed after pleading guilty to wounding. The victim's mother is furious about the cut in sentence and plans to contact her MP

Wisbech Standard


Wisbech Standard, 13 August 2008 The owner of a cat killed by an air rifle wound in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, has pleaded with other residents to take extra care of their pets. Her cat was found wounded near the garage of the family home.

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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.