Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Echo

09-10-2020

It has emerged that, in May this year, a man was Tasered by police officers after becoming violent with a knife in Widnes, Cheshire.  Click on media link to read full report.


Echo

09-10-2020

Connor Crawford has been jailed for ten years after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and other offences including possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of ammunition. In October last year, after armed police stopped the car in which he was travelling in Liverpool, Merseyside, Crawford tried to flee, throwing a loaded Baikal pistol into bushes as he did so. The gun was forensically tested but no links to any shootings were discovered. In court, the judge said that Crawford had been in possession of the gun “under duress and threats”, adding that there was “no evidence” his conduct was “gang related or committed in the context of gang activity”.


LincolnshireLive

09-10-2020

After police and a bomb disposal unit were sent to a house in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, a  woman was arrested for possession of a stun gun, a Taser disguised as a mobile phone, an improvised bomb and an adapted electric fly swat. Click on media link to read full report.


Evesham Journal

09-10-2020

Following reports of shots being fired near farmland in Overbury, Worcestershire, police officers charged a man with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an air weapon when prohibited for life. Click on media link to read full report.


IAMBHAM

09-10-2020

Anton Maher, aged 28 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and burglary. Starting in June this year, Maher carried out a series of robberies and burglaries, including stealing a mobile phone from one of two men in Birmingham, West Midlands. Maher threatened the men with an imitation firearm before hitting one of them over the head with it. Maher dropped the weapon as he fled and the victims handed it into police. Maher was arrested soon afterwards, still in possession of the stolen phone.    


UKNIP 247

09-10-2020

Armed police officers were deployed following reports of gunshots in Dagenham, East London. A man and a woman were found injured at the scene, the man having suffered a gunshot wound. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, grievous bodily harm with intent and aggravated burglary with intent. One of the men was further arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device.   


Echo

09-10-2020

After receiving a report that a man had suffered a medical episode in a car outside Liverpool Lime Street station, Merseyside, British Transport Police attended and recovered an imitation firearm at the scene. The man was taken to hospital and enquiries continue.


The Press & Journal

08-10-2020

David Collins, aged 43, has been handed Scotland’s first standalone serious crime prevention order following a series of convictions involving firearms. After the Crown Office made the case that Collins’ movements should be restricted to stop him returning to serious crime, the Sheriff granted a three-year order that means he will be monitored intensively and must attend counselling and report frequently to a police station. Collins is also banned from having any firearms and his access to phones, computers and other communication devices will be limited. Collins, of Inverness, Scottish Highlands, previously threatened to shoot former colleagues because they whistled The Addams Family theme tune when he passed, possessed firearms with intent (causing his mother and brothers to believe he may harm them) and kept a stash of weapons and ammunition, including a Makarov 9mm pistol, two loaded magazines, a silencer, telescopic sights, air rifles, air pistols, a deactivated .38 Webley revolver, a flare pistol and air weapon ammunition. He has also breached parole and a supervised release order.


Eastern Daily Press

08-10-2020

David Gethin, aged 48 and from Cromer, Norfolk, was handed a suspended twelve-month prison sentence and ordered to complete 150 hours unpaid work after he bought a Taser online and sent it through the post to his daughter for her birthday. Click on media link to read full report.


BristolLive

08-10-2020

It has emerged that a cat, shot and seriously injured with an airgun in Bristol in August this year, died shortly after being rushed to a vet’s surgery. X-rays revealed that a pellet had lodged in the pet’s chest. The cat’s owners are now backing the Cats Protection’s campaign for air guns to be licensed in England and Wales. A spokesperson from the charity said: “Many people are shocked to learn that these lethal weapons can be owned by anyone aged over 18 in England and Wales. This is in contrast with Scotland and Northern Ireland, which both have sensible, modern laws in place that require licensing of air guns.” The Government has concluded a review into air weapons legislation; however, outcomes have not been published.


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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.