Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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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.


Evening Telegraph (Northampton)

02-07-2008

Evening Telegraph (Northampton), 2 July 2008 Two 17-year-olds have been arrested after an incident involving an airgun in Corby. A cyclist was struck in the body with an airgun pellet causing him to swerve into the road.


Fleetwood Weekly News

02-07-2008

Fleetwood Weekly News, 2 July 2008 A man had a handgun held to his head by masked robbers in Manchester. His mobile phone was stolen.


Liverpool Daily Post

02-07-2008

Liverpool Daily Post, 2 July 2008 Neil Delacruz has pleaded guilty to taking a revolver with cartridges to his mother's house in Childwall, Merseyside, and attacking another man in April 2008. The gun was fired and a bullet was later found in the rook. He denied further charges including possessing a firearm and ammunition. A woman accused with him also denied possessing a prohibited weapon and ammunition and marking threats to kill and unlawfully wounding the victim.


Liverpool Daily Post

02-07-2008

Liverpool Daily Post, 2 July 2008 Police cordoned off part of an estate in Norris Green after several reports of a shooting.


Sussex Express

02-07-2008

Sussex Express, 2 July 2008 Two men are on trial both charged with blackmailing and threatening two men in August 2007. They are alleged to have held a businessman hostage at gun point at an address in Crawley.


Dumbarton Reporter

01-07-2008

Dumbarton Reporter, 1 July 2008 Armed police arrived at a primary school in Dumbarton after reports that an assault involving a shotgun had occurred. No gun was found, but a man was arrested for the alleged possession of drugs with intent to supply.


Evening Chronicle

01-07-2008

Evening Chronicle, 1 July 2008 A pub landlord in Knitsley near Consett, County Durham, has been robbed at gunpoint. The robber took over more than 3000 in cash and rode off on a motorcycle. A man and a woman have been arrested and police have seized a firearm (BBC, 4 July 2008).


Evening Telegraph (Northampton)

01-07-2008

Evening Telegraph (Northampton), 1 July 2008 Ross Peters fired a sawn-off shotgun through the window of his neighbour in Rushden. It followed a long-running feud. He has been given an indeterminate prison sentence after he admitted three counts of possessing a firearm and threatening his neighbour in January 2008. He apparently acquired the gun from a farmed and kept it in the hope of going clay pigeon shooting.


Northampton Chronicle & Echo

01-07-2008

Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 1 July 2008 A teenage boy was recovering from surgery to his left eye after being shot with a ball-bearing gun as he was fishing in Northampton. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and released on police bail following the incident. The victim's father has revealed that his son could have the pellet in his eye for the rest of his life (Evening Telegraph, 7 July 2008).


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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.