Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Evening Telegraph (Northamptonshire)

30-11--0001

A cat is recovering after finding its way home having been shot and missing for four days.  The pet was shot with a pellet gun or an air weapon in Corby, Northamptonshire.  An RSPCA inspector said it was lucky she was not more seriously injured.


jarrow & Hebburn Gazette

30-11--0001

A man spotted carrying an air weapon in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, was arrested and cautioned for being in possession of the weapon in a public place.  He told officers he was using it to fire at tin cans for target practice.


Coventry Telegraph

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Birmingham Mail

30-11--0001

Four men have been jailed for between six and eight years for their part in a series of raids on stores in Birmingham, Quinton, Handsworth and Hamstead in the West Midlands between January and May 2008.  One supermarket was raided three times and another twice.  In each case the robbers were armed with a stun gun, hammers and knives.  Jahmine Lee, Andrew Lee and Patrick Green pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob.  Nyah Williams was found guilty of robbery at a fast food restaurant in Telford, Shropshire, as were two other men Ojay Miller, 19, and Valtie Dixon who await sentencing.


Evening News

30-11--0001

Stuart McNeill pointed an imitation sawn-off shotgun at a police officer when police brought his son home to their house in Kirkliston, Edinburgh, in April 2010.  He had been drinking at the time.  He claimed he regularly used it to frighten his son but would never have pointed a gun at a police officer.  He admitted assaulting the officer by presenting an imitation firearm at him.  He was jailed for eight months.


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A cat from Forres, Morayshire, has been maimed for life after an air rifle pellet shattered his left foreleg. 


East Amg;

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East Anglian Daily Times, 19 November 2010
Two men escaped with a day's takings from a shop in Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, after threatening the staff.  One of the men claimed to have a gun in a bag he was carrying.


BirminghamLive

30-11--0001

Following reports of suspicious activity in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers discovered a sawn-off shotgun, gun cartridges and a quantity of drugs. Four men have since been arrested on charges including conspiracy to possess a sawn-off shotgun, possession of a bladed article, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and production of cannabis.


East Amg;

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East Anglian Daily Times, 19 November 2010
Two men escaped with a day's takings from a shop in Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, after threatening the staff.  One of the men claimed to have a gun in a bag he was carrying.


the Leader

30-11--0001

A woman reported hearing a shot before she found a pigeon in her garden in Wrexham, North Wales with one wing ‘completely broken and hanging off’.  The RSPCA put the pigeon to sleep and a spokesperson from the organisation said: "It is concerning that a pigeon was shot in a residential area.”


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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.