Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Echo

21-03-2020

Teenage male arrested on suspicion of possession of a Section One firearm  after male allegedly threatened with a handgun in Liverpool, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.


The Northern Echo

21-03-2020

David Lawson, of Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, has been jailed for 43 months after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and putting people in fear of violence. While on holiday with a woman he’d met online, Lawson physically and verbally abused her. When the woman told him she was ending their relationship, Lawson threatened to hurt her children and placed what looked like a handgun on her leg. He subsequently contacted the victim’s children, ex-husband and friends through social media and subjected her to months of “torment”. The judge described Lawson as “a nasty, vicious, controlling bully”.


Echo

21-03-2020

Police appealed for information after shots were fired at the kitchen window of a house Warrington, Cheshire. The house was occupied by three people, none of whom were injured. 


The Bolton News

21-03-2020

Shabaz Khan fined for possessing a weapon designed for electrical discharge after police found a Taser at his home in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.


the Leader

20-03-2020

Ellis Peter Davies, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for four years for possession of Class A drugs and possession of an imitation firearm. In October last year, Davies fired an imitation firearm at two men with knives who were chasing him. The incident took place on a residential street in Wrexham, North Wales and was witnessed by a woman and her young daughter. Earlier the same day, a witness saw a car drive up onto a pavement to strike Davies, who “leapt up into the air” to avoid the vehicle. Davies’ phone revealed texts that corroborated the incidents, while other messages exposed drug dealing. A search of an address related to Davies resulted in the seizure of weapons including a Taser, knuckle dusters and a baton, as well as large quantities of cocaine and heroin. Davies admitted he had  bought the Taser for his own protection. The court heard that Davies had built up a drug debt after smoking “too much” cannabis and that the incidents would not have occurred had he not become involved in drug dealing.


Radio Jackie News

20-03-2020

Two teenage males arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after police officers found them with a loaded handgun and a knife in Epsom, Surrey. Click on media link to read full report.


The Gazette

20-03-2020

After Border Force officers seized an AKM Kalashnikov rifle, a Zoraki 9mm handgun, over 200 rounds of ammunition and a quantity of cannabis on a UK-bound vehicle in Coquelles, France, National Crime Agency officers arrested a man from Blackpool, Lancashire. He was subsequently charged with importation of firearms, two counts of possession of a firearm, importation and possession of ammunition, and drugs offences.


Wirral Globe

20-03-2020

After shots were fired at a house in Wallasey, Merseyside, two men were arrested for possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit criminal damage. Click on media link to read full report.


YorkshireLive

20-03-2020

Two males have been sentenced for their involvement in an armed gang incident in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in May last year. Riding a motorbike, Harrison Coates chased a rival’s car, while his accomplice sat on the back and aimed a gun at the vehicle. Someone in the pursued car arranged for another car driver to ram the motorbike off the road; the ensuing collision knocked the motorcyclists off their vehicle, but they managed to get up and run off. Police found a loaded revolver at the scene and a stun gun in Coates’ home. Coates, aged 19, was sentenced to five years in a young offender institute after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a prohibited firearm, taking a vehicle without the owner's consent, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and assaulting a police officer; the term is to run concurrently with a six-year sentence he is serving in connection with burglaries during which shotguns, ammunition, cars and jewellery were stolen. Coates’ accomplice, who remained unnamed, was handed a youth rehabilitation order with a twelve-month supervision requirement and a three-month electronically monitored curfew after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and being carried in a conveyance taken with authority.


Hampshire Constabulary

20-03-2020

Christopher Walker, aged 35, has been jailed for eighteen months after pleading guilty to two counts each of theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a certificate, possession of ammunition without a certificate and possession of a firearm when prohibited. In November last year, Walker smashed the window of a parked car in Portsmouth, Hampshire and stole two legally-owned rifles, 750 rounds of ammunition and other items from the vehicle. CCTV captured Walker carrying the stolen property, which detectives discovered he sold onto associates within 24 hours. Parts of the firearms were subsequently found hidden in a churchyard. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “These weapons could have easily disappeared into the hands of criminals who would not have thought twice about using them if necessary. Walker didn’t give a second thought to the harm that these rifles could have caused, all he cared about was himself and what he could get for them.”


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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.