Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Sunday Mail


Sunday Mail, 13 July 2008 A suspect wanted for a shooting outside a Glasgow nightclub in July 2004 was arrested in during a raid by police on a block of flats in Glasgow's west end. A man and a woman were injured when a sawn-off shotgun was discharged in the 2004 incident.

This is Hampshire


This is Hampshire, 13 July 2008 A man brandishing a gun pointed it at staff in a bookmakers in Bassett, Southampton, and demanded cash. The staff confronted the man and gave chase out of the shop.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 12 July 2008 An airgun was among items stolen from a portable cabin at a business park in Paddock.



A young man has been shot dead in Spital Hill, Sheffield, in what is believed to have been a targeted attack.  The 17-year-old victim was shot in a barber's shop.  The police believe he was carrying a firearm and that the shooting may be gang-related (BBC, 12 July 2008).  Six people have been held and released on bail and a 19-year-old has also been arrested (BBC, 24 July 2008).  Four men, including a teenager, have received life sentences after being found guilty of murder (see August 2009 Incidents).

Citizen (Gloucestershire)


Citizen (Gloucestershire), 11 July 2008 Armed police stormed a home in Newent after a man allegedly threatened youths with an air rifle. A firearms warrant was executed at the cottage following the incident five days earlier. The police seized two firearms and arrested a man on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Northumberland Gazette


Northumberland Gazette, 11 July 2008 Matthew Johnson from Shilbottle was given a 12-month community order for possessing an imitation firearm and failing to comply with a direction order. He was caught with it when a car he was travelling in was stopped by police on the A1. The gun, which he admitted to buying from a friend that day, was found in the back of the car.

This is Lancashire


This is Lancashire, 11 July 2008 A man in Standish had a handgun pointed at him by three men as they assaulted him and stole his Bentley car. He had been warned by his wife that three men were acting suspiciously near their home.

Pontypridd Observer


Pontypridd Observer, 10 July 2008 Two pet horses have been killed inside 48 hours on the same farm in Efail Isaf, South Wales. One died of a heart attack, but the second horse died after being hit by airgun pellets.

Devon 24


Devon 24, 10 July 2008 A Falco single barrel .410 calibre shotgun was stolen during a house burglary in Alfington, Devon.

Fleetwood Weekly News


Fleetwood Weekly News, 10 July 2008 A man is critically ill in hospital after he was shot in Everton, Liverpool. Police officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to his chest. His condition is critical by stable.

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About this information

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.