Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Coskun Coskun, aged 33, has been jailed for twelve years after admitting two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, two counts of possession of ammunition without a certificate, possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply and possession of a bladed article. In August last year, police officers searched a flat in Enfield, North London after receiving reports of abandoned dangerous dogs. Along with two dogs, officers recovered a Glock pistol, drugs, a balaclava and gloves from the property. After DNA evidence linked him to the firearm, Coskun was arrested in Edmonton, where officers also found a sawn-off shotgun with cartridges, a loaded Sig Saur pistol and two machetes in the boot of a car to which Coskun had the key. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “These firearms were live, capable of inflicting serious harm, and would have undoubtedly been used by Coskun or someone else to commit crime.”
Sean Casey, Aged 33, has been jailed for twenty months after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm without a certificate, possessing ammunition without a certificate and possession of class B drugs (cannabis). In January last year, plain clothes police officers followed a man to a house of multiple occupancy in Ipswich, Suffolk. Once inside, they noticed the smell of cannabis coming from Casey’s room. After Casey handed over 5.5g of the drug to them, the officers searched his room and found a 4mm short-barrelled revolver and 45 rounds of .22 bullets (not compatible with the firearm) in a wardrobe. Although Casey’s DNA was revealed to be on the weapon, he denied knowing about the gun or ammunition. He later told police that he would “rather go to prison than be a grass”.
Three people from St Albans, Hertfordshire arrested for possession of a firearm and other offences after twelve dogs (worth over £50,000) were stolen from Bedfordshire last month. Click on media link to read full report.
During a day of “intensive and comprehensive action” targeting suspected criminals in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and across the region, police officers seized cash, drugs and weapons including two imitation firearms, two swords and a Taser. They also arrested 30 people for a range of offences including grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm, assaults, attempted rape, sexual assault and theft.
Stephen Dunford, aged 25, has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of nineteen years, after being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. His co-accused, Brandon Bailey, aged 26, was jailed for ten-and-a-half years after he pleaded guilty to possession of criminal property and was found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life. In January this year, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Dunford fired a handgun from a stolen car, seriously injuring a 12-year-old boy. A second boy escaped harm “by centimetres” when a bullet passed through his hood. The court heard that the boys were probably not Dunford’s intended targets and that a second man had also fired a gun from the car. Dunford was part of a gang whose activities had “engendered enormous fear” in the community and, following the attack, he posted a rap online, referencing the shooting. This was remarked upon by the judge, who said: “In the rap vocal endeavour…. you were making obvious mention of the shooting with a high level of glee and pride. It revealed not a shred of remorse for what you did. You simply made mention of the fact a young boy was hit by mistake.” He went on to say that Dunford posed “an enormous danger to the general public” and that “…those who involve themselves with the supply of drugs and make use of firearms to protect, assist, or promote that evil trade, must receive, and will receive, very severe sentences”.
In a day of police action in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and across the region, officers seized weapons including a Samurai sword and a Taser. They also recovered drugs and stolen property, and arrested six people, including two minors, in connection with gang violence.
After a teenage boy allegedly assaulted two police officers in Salford, Greater Manchester, he was Tasered and detained. He was then taken to hospital as a precaution. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said they had not been made aware of the incident.
After police received a report of concern for the safety of a woman at a house in Little Baddow, Essex, officers discovered a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds at the property. Both victims have since died in hospital. A police spokesperson said that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
A man armed with a firearm allegedly threatened staff at a betting shop in Bootle, Merseyside before fleeing on a bike with stolen cash. No one was injured but both staff and customers were left feeling “shocked”. Police have issued a description of the suspect and appealed for information.
Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man brandishing a firearm at a park in Birmingham, West Midlands. The officers found a pre-teenage boy showing off an imitation handgun to a group of friends. The boy, detained at the scene, was later released without charge after officers had spoken to his parents about his behaviour.
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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.