Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

26-06-2008

A 20-year-old man has died after he was shot in the head by masked gunmen at his sister's home in Harehills, Leeds.  Three men and a woman stormed into the property after knocking on several doors in the area.  Police have suggested that the incident was a case of mistaken identity (BBC, 1 July 2008).  Six people have been arrested by police investigating the murder (BBC, 15 July 2009).


BBC

26-06-2008

BBC, 26 June 2008 Eighteen-year-old Paul Carroll has pleaded guilty to possessing a shotgun which he claimed he was asked to keep for the Croxteth Crew gang. The gun was found in a meter cupboard in Croxteth, Liverpool, in January


This is Plymouth

26-06-2008

This is Plymouth, 26 June 2008 Yobs shot out three windows of a moving bus in Plymouth with what is believed to be a ball bearing gun. The windows were worth around 700. A number of ball bearings were found on the vehicle.


Hexam Courant

26-06-2008

Hexham Courant, 26 June 2008 A cat has been killed and another left blind in one eye after being shot with an air rifle in the village of Acomb, Northumberland.


Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News

26-06-2008

Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News, 26 June 2008 A cat may need to have its leg amputating after it was shot with an airgun in Widnes. A vet found a pellet lodged in the cat's leg.


Evening Chronicle (Newcastle)

25-06-2008

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle), 25 June 2008 Police officers who carried out a raid on a home following an arson attack on a car in Leadgate, near Consett in County Durham, found drugs and an air rifle. A man was arrested.


Telegraph& Argus

25-06-2008

Telegraph & Argus, 25 June 2008 A shotgun was fired at a house in West Bowling, Bradford, following street gang clashes involving up to 20 people. No one was injured.


This is Grimsby

25-06-2008

This is Grimsby, 25 June 2008 A market trader, John Goodhand, showed "arrogant disregard for the law" when he sold firearms on his stalls. He admitted three offences of possessing firearms while banned in June and July last year. He was banned for life from possessing firearms or imitation firearms but he was found with a ball bearing gun and an imitation gun in his vehicle, air rifles were found in the boot and other air rifles and air pistols were found in his home in Cleethorpes. He has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence and must do 100 hours' unpaid work. The firearms will be destroyed.


Wakefield Express

25-06-2008

Wakefield Express, 25 June 2008 Nigel Tolley from Portobello, Leeds, has been jailed for eight months for keeping firearms while banned. When police searched his home they found three air rifles and an air pistol despite his being barring after receiving a jail sentence. He did not think that the bar covered air weapons.


Yorkshire Evening Post

25-06-2008

Yorkshire Evening Post, 25 June 2008 A masked gunman is being hunted after he broke into a house in Wortley, Leeds, and shot one of the occupants with a shotgun. The victim was shot in his left upper thigh. He was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery and was still being detained.


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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.