Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Daily Record

19-03-2020

Siobhan Patrick, aged 22, was ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work after being convicted of buying a stun gun. Patrick ordered the weapon, described as a “multi-functional” torch, online from Singapore in March 2018. Security staff at the Royal Mail intercepted the parcel and found there was no mention on the packaging about the torch being a Taser or a stun gun; however, after the item was found to be capable of producing one million volts, police officers arrested Patrick at her home in Holytown, Lanarkshire. On sentencing, the sheriff said that he believed there was nothing “sinister” about her buying the stun gun online.


BristolLive

19-03-2020

A man reportedly threatened staff at a convenience shop in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset with what looked like a firearm while demanding money. After he fled empty-handed, the suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a car parked outside the store. No injuries were reported.  


The Northern Echo

19-03-2020

Aleksander Dedukaj, aged 40, has been jailed for six years after admitting possession of a prohibited firearm, a silencer and ammunition. In April last year, police officers followed a car driven by Dedukaj into a filling station in Wynyard, Co. Durham. When asked if he was carrying any weapons, Dedukaj told them he had a gun. A self-loading pistol, loaded and ready to be fired, was found in his coat sleeve. The weapon was found to be a replica of a Russian-made police service pistol, illegally smuggled into this country.


East London & West Essex Guardian

18-03-2020

After specialist officers searched an address in Ilford, East London, two teenage brothers were charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of prohibited ammunition, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession of criminal property, and possession of cannabis. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

18-03-2020

A man is in a stable condition after being shot in the thigh with a handgun in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Police believe the victim was ambushed by two men after he walked away from a meeting point where two parties had arranged to resolve a dispute. The victim had travelled to the location in a car with three other men but was not involved in the dispute himself. After being injured, the man “staggered” to a nearby property to ask for help.


South Wales Argus

18-03-2020

Three masked men, armed with a hammer and what was believed to be a gun, allegedly stole cash and a bike from a property in Newport, Gwent. Click on media link to read full report. 


East Anglian Daily Times

18-03-2020

Phillip Emery, aged 43, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, breaching a restraining order, a burglary and a theft. In April last year, Emery climbed onto the roof of a building and waved an imitation gun at police officers executing a drug warrant in Newmarket, Suffolk.  As the officers took cover, Emery fled. The firearm has not been recovered. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “They had no reason to doubt that Emery wasn’t holding a real firearm and it’s fortunate that no one was seriously hurt.”


SurreyLive

18-03-2020

Police officers responded after a  teenage girl was shot in the eye with a BB gun while out playing in Horley, Surrey; the extent of her injuries has not been confirmed. A teenage boy has since been arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and GBH with intent. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.


Wiltshire Times

18-03-2020

Armed police officers and a helicopter were deployed following a report of a man discharging a firearm in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The suspect was not located but police have released a CCTV image of him carrying what looked like a handgun. A police spokesperson later confirmed that the weapon had not fired live ammunition. No injuries were reported.


South Wales Argus

18-03-2020

Lewis Hargreaves, aged 24, was handed a suspended ten-month prison sentence for possessing a prohibited weapon and producing cannabis after police found a Taser disguised as a torch and cannabis plants at his home in Ebbw Vale, Gwent. Click on media link to read full report.    


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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.