Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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This is Exeter
This is Exeter, 7 July 2008 Christopher Gibbons has admitted taking an imitation firearm back to a nightclub in Exmouth, Devon, after he was ordered to leave in November 2007. He also wandered the streets with a samurai sword. He will be sentenced later.
West Sussex County Times
West Sussex County Times, 7 July 2008 A masked gunman robbed a bookies in Broadfield Barton. He entered the shop and threatened staff with what has been described as a handgun. He took an undisclosed sum of cash before fleeing on foot.
A man was shot during an incident in Dudley, West Midlands. Emergency services found a man with stomach injuries. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable.
Northern Echo, 6 July 2008 A man will appear in court following his arrest for allegedly being in possession of a firearm and a quantity of drugs. It follows a previous incident in which a firearm was discharged at a house in the Berwick area.
Lowestoft Journal, 26 July 2008 Police are appealing for information after a baby seagull was killed by an air weapon in Lowestoft, Suffolk. It was found still alive but were severe injuries to a want and had to be put to sleep.
Press & Journal
Press & Journal, 5 July 2008 A window at Aberdeen Town House has been smashed with what appears to have been a "bullet". More than £1000 of damage was caused.
BBC, 5 July 2008 Joseph Greenland has been told that he would serve a minimum of 30 years in prison after being convicted of murdering at man at a party in Carshalton, Surrey, in December 2006. He fired six shots at his victim.
BBC, 5 July 2008 A man was threatened at gunpoint by two men who stole goods from his home in Oxley, Wolverhampton.
Gloucestershire Echo, 5 July 2008 Joseph Rose, 19, has been fined £250 and given 80 hours' community service after pleading guilty to brandishing an air rifle in public. He was spotted by police carrying the gun along a street in Cheltenham. He was seen to cock the empty gun and fire it four times. At the time of the incident he was under a community order after being convicted for his part in handling stolen property.
Evening Times, 4 July 2008 Stewart Edwards has been jailed for three years for carrying out an assault with intent to rob with an imitation firearm after trying to rob a post office in Glasgow in January 2006.
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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.