Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Tameside Advertiser

10-01-2008

A 17-year-old was left terrified when gunmen stole his motorbike in Droylsden. The men wielded a black handgun and forced the teenager to hand over his bike. They rode off on the bike followed by a white van.


Liverpool Echo

10-01-2008

Nathan McGrail, 18, who is on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in Huyton in December 2007 has been banned from acting in a violent or threatening manner in a network of streets in Huyton.


BBC

10-01-2008

A man from Darlington has been charged four months after police raided his home and seized a haul of replica, deactivated and component parts of military weapons and ammunition.


BBC

10-01-2008

A gunman targeted and robbed three women, one aged 18, in separate attacks in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. The teenager was pistol-whipped by her assailant and was left with a head injury. The gunman, armed with a small black gun, escaped with a handbag and two purses.


BBC

10-01-2008

A firearm and ammunition were seized by police during raids in Croxteth and Norris Green in Merseyside targeted at drug activity by two gangs, the Croxteth Crew and Strand Gang. Twenty eight people were arrested.


Bucks Free Press

10-01-2008

A cat was shot in the chest with an air rifle in Chalfont St Peter. The pellet became lodged on the opposite side of her chest, and vets said that it was "a miracle" the pellet missed all of her major organs.


The Press (York)

09-01-2008

Michael Simpson threatened a student with an air pistol during an attempted robbery in York in September 2006 (see Incidents). He was caught after a DNA sample left on the gun used in the robbery was matched to him after he had been stopped for a motoring offence. He has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to attempted robbery.


Metro

09-01-2008

Carl Bridson terrorised his neighbour in Farnworth, near Bolton, for five years allegedly firing an air rifle at his house and playing loud music through the night. A CCTV was shot out with a rifle. Bridson has now been banned from living in his own home after he is released from prison where he is serving a six months sentence for harassment.


Manchester Evening News

09-01-2008

A man was threatened at gunpoint during an armed robbery at a New Year's Eve house party in Gorton. Three men burst into the house carrying an iron bar, a hammer and a black handgun. The gang stole a mobile phone and a handbag containing keys to a car which they used to flee the scene.


Maidenhead Advertiser

09-01-2008

Armed police surrounded a packed commuter train after reports that a teenager had boarded the train at Bourne End station with a handgun. An 18-year-old was stopped and searched but no weapon was found.


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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.