Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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A police sniffer dog detected an Uzi 9mm submachine gun and a Scorpion automatic weapon as police officers searched a house in Rotherham, South Yorkshire last month. The weapons have been sent for forensic examination. No arrests have been reported.
Steven McGarry, aged 33, has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to recklessly discharging a firearm. in December 2019, a shotgun was discharged through a house window in Stepps, North Lanarkshire in a drive-by shooting. When police officers attended McGarry’s address on an unrelated matter, they noticed the vehicle that had been used in the shooting outside his flat, while the keys to the vehicle were discovered inside the property. The court heard that McGarry had become involved in the attack to pay off a drug debt.
Police received two reports of gunshots heard in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with a car seen driving off after each shooting. Around the time of the second incident, a car failed to stop for police officers in the city. The vehicle was abandoned shortly afterwards and its occupants fled on foot. A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of offences including possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of a Class A drug. A police spokesperson said that forensic examination and specialist searches were being undertaken to establish whether a firearm has been discharged.
A teenage boy was treated in hospital for a back injury after being shot with an air rifle on a street in Barrow, Cumbria. Police appealed for information, saying that the alleged incident is being treated as actual bodily harm.
Liam Hunter, aged 21, has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to possession of a disguised firearm. In April last year, after Hunter became intoxicated and agitated, his parents called the police and told them that they had heard a buzzing sound coming from his bedroom and that he owned some sort of “zapper”. On arrival at their home in Hartlepool, Co. Durham, officers aimed their Tasers at Hunter and warned him not to move his hands before they handcuffed him. A stun gun disguised as a torch was found in his trouser pocket. The court heard that Hunter had been struggling with mental health issues at the time of the offence.
Window of a house in Gomersal, West Yorkshire damaged by a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.
Emergency personnel attended and residents were evacuated as a bomb squad investigated a suspicious item found in a rucksack in Denton, Greater Manchester. Inspection revealed the device to be a non-viable homemade stun gun. No arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident.
Paul Duncan, aged 55, has been handed a five-year prison term after admitting to nine firearm offences. In August last year, police officers stopped Duncan’s car in Glasgow, Scotland and found him in possession of a self-loading pistol and ammunition. A search of his home resulted in the seizure of six more pistols, a revolver and packs of ammunition. The court heard that the guns, originally designed to fire blanks, had been converted.
Armed police officers were deployed following a report of a man with a gun at a block of flats in Bristol. A male suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
It has emerged that brothers, Guzzy Lee, 36, and Kevin Lee, aged 30 and from Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, were jailed for thirteen-and-a-half years and ten-and-a-half years respectively in January last year after they pleaded guilty to a number of firearms offences. In December 2018, the brothers sold a sawn-off shotgun to a man who was subsequently jailed for its possession, while in February 2019, Guzzy Lee sold a shotgun and a signal pistol, which had been converted to a handgun, to a man who was sentenced for two counts of possession of a firearm. The brothers’ arrest came after an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit into the supply of illegal firearms.
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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.