Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Police officers seized a 9mm handgun, bullets and heroin during a raid at a house in Litherland, Lancashire. A man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs, a firearm and ammunition. Police have appealed for information regarding this find and their ongoing investigation into the recent spike in shootings in Merseyside.
Armed police officers were deployed after a man reportedly threatened a shopkeeper in Northampton, Northamptonshire with what looked like a gun. The owner, who refused to hand over any cash, trapped the robber between the front door and the external roller shutter as he attempted to leave. The suspect was charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after what police officers described as “one of our easier arrests”.
Special constables who stopped and searched a teenage boy they suspected of drug dealing in Wickford, Essex, found him in possession of hundreds of pounds in cash and two mobile phones. The suspect was arrested and an imitation firearm was later recovered from his home address. A police spokesperson said that the gun will be destroyed.
Police officers who carried out raids at three addresses in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, recovered a sawn-off shotgun and arrested a man and two women on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs. The raids came as part of an operation to take weapons off the streets of Lincolnshire.
Christopher Jones, the head of a criminal drug supply network, has been handed an eighteen-and-a-half-year prison term after admitting ten drugs and gun offences, including possession of two firearms and conspiracy to import a gun from Albania. In December 2015, police officers raided Jones’ home in Codsall, Staffordshire and seized drugs with associated paraphernalia, a sawn-off shotgun and a double-barrelled shotgun (previously stolen from a nearby farm). A parcel of benzocaine, shipped to Jones from Hong Kong, was subsequently intercepted by Border Force officials. In October 2017, Jones was again arrested in possession of drugs and cash, and, following a complex investigation, was brought to justice along with four male associates sentenced on the same day for drugs offences.
Logan John Killoran, from Newport, South Wales, sentenced for possessing a Taser disguised as iPhone. Click on media link to read full report.
Two men have been charged with aggravated burglary and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.
Karl Van-Meir sentenced after threatening a man with imitation firearm at his home in Hengrove, Bristol. Click on media link to read full report.
Steven Manley has been jailed for a year after admitting possession of an incapacitation device, threatening behaviour and drugs offences. In April this year, Manley threatened to Taser a woman who had taken him to task for picking up his dog by the scruff of the neck on a street in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Manley then discharged the Taser and the neighbour saw a spark and heard a crackling sound. After the woman contacted police, officers recovered the stun, said to have been bought from America for £3.
Two men allegedly broke into a shop in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and stole airsoft weapons, cash, bike helmets and car keys. Police have released CCTV images of the men and 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.