Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Four men allegedly smashed through the front door of a shop in Mayfair, Central London in the early hours of the morning and threatened two security staff with a shotgun and a knife. The raiders stole £110,000 worth of luxury goods before escaping in a silver jaguar. The car was spotted on police cameras shortly afterwards and detectives have released an image of the vehicle in an appeal for information.
Man sentenced for possession of an imitation firearm in Inverness, Scottish Highlands. Click on media link to read full report.
Armed police officers were deployed following reports that youths had been seen with a firearm in a residential street in Islington, London. Four teenagers were brought to the ground and handcuffed by officers armed with Heckler & Koch semi-automatic rifles. The suspects were given a “dressing down” and released after it transpired they were students who had been making a film using an imitation BB gun.
Three men have been sentenced for their involvement in an attack on a man in January 2018. Joseph Grima was jailed for a minimum of ten years after being found guilty of robbery, possessing an imitation firearm, witness intimidation and other offences. Lee Spindler was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm and robbery, and Jamie Sheffield received a sentence of twelve years and nine months for the same offences. The offenders entered a house in Macclesfield, Cheshire and held a machete and gun to a man’s head as he lay in bed, shouting, “Where are the guns?” They then tied the man up and stole two shotguns, two rifles, a cannabis plant, collectors’ coins and a mobile phone. Police detained Spindler after stopping one of the gang’s getaway vehicles. Grima was arrested later at home, his mobile phone providing evidence of his involvement. All of the stolen firearms, later found in a bin bag, were found to contain Grima’s DNA. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: "These men broke into the victim’s house in the middle of the night with the intention of terrifying him… Throughout the incident the victim was left in fear of what the gang would do to him to the point he feared if he would survive.”
Police officers searched a house in St Helens, Merseyside after finding a man leaving the property in possession of a quantity of white powder. Class A drugs and associated paraphernalia was recovered and a teenager, six men and one woman were subsequently arrested for drugs offences. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm whilst prohibited after two air rifles were found inside his car.
Police officers responded following reports of “concern for the safety of a man” seen carrying a gun in St Helens, Merseyside. Roads in the area were sealed off before officers arrested the man on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. A police spokesperson later said that there was no evidence of any shots being fired.
An armed man allegedly threatened a member of staff at a bank in Wanstead, East London with a handgun before making off with a quantity of cash. There were no reports of any injuries. Detectives have launched an investigation and appealed for information.
Man and woman arrested for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following a raid in Harwich, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.
A teenage girl was hit just above her eye with a pellet from an air rifle as she was out with friends in Seaham, Co. Durham. The victim required hospital treatment after the pellet became lodged in her face. Police have appealed for information.
A man alerted police after a suspected air rifle pellet was fired into a bedroom window at his home in Lymington, Hampshire, smashing through the outer pane. The property owner expressed his concern, saying that a toddler had been playing in the room just before the incident occurred. Police have appealed for information.
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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.