Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Evening Post (Bristol)

04-07-2008

Evening Post (Bristol), 4 July 2008 Rangano Powell, who shot a Bristol nightclub doorman after being barred, has been sentenced to a minimum of three years in jail. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.


BBC

03-07-2008

BBC, 3 July 2008 James Cryans held up a pub in East Kilbride in September 2007 whilst armed with a Taser gun. He stole 6000. He was caught after he left his glasses at the scene. He has admitted the robbery.


BBC

03-07-2008

BBC, 3 July 2008 A third man has been shot in a targeted shooting in Liverpool in five days. The victim was shot in Kensington and was being treated for a gunshot wound to his right leg. The police say that the shooting is not linked to the other shootings.


BBC

03-07-2008

BBC, 3 July 2008 A man thought to be brandishing a gun was shot with a plastic bullet and stun gun in an armed stand-off with police. The incident occurred in the Kenton area of Newcastle and is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.


BBC

03-07-2008

BBC, 3 July 2008 A gunman has held up a bank in Oxted, Surrey. He shouted at customers and threatened staff with a small gun. He escaped with a second man who waited outside the bank.


Cheshire Chronicle

03-07-2008

Cheshire Chronicle, 3 July 2008 John Chiotis pleaded not guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear after his shotgun went off at his home in Mickle Trafford after he argued with his daughter. He has escaped trial after his daughter retracted a statement to police. The judge said that "It was an accident that should never have been allowed to happen. Having a loaded firearm in the house is wholly inappropriate whatever the circumstances". Chiotis was bound over to keep the peace for two years and his licence was revoked.


Skegness Standard

03-07-2008

Skegness Standard, 3 July 2008 A man was discovered with a shotgun wound to his head in a lane at Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire. The death has been reported to HM Coroner and an inquest is due to be opened.


Eastern Daily Press

02-07-2008

Eastern Daily Press, 2 July 2008 A cat owner in Brandon, Suffolk, who thought her cat had been hit by a car, discovered, after an x-ray at her vets, that her pet had an air rifle pellet lodged in his spinal cord. The cat had to be put to sleep.


BBC

02-07-2008

BBC, 2 July 2008 A house in Derby was damaged after shots, apparently from a replica airgun, were fired. A window was smashed and a car was damaged during the incident. A man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.


Bexley Telegraph

02-07-2008

Bexley Telegraph, 2 July 2008 Two men are on trial accused of murdering a man who died after being shot in the stomach during a stand-off between two groups of young men in Woolwich, south east London, in July 2008. Both deny murder.


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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.