Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC News

01-11-2019

Man arrested for attempted murder and possession of a firearm after police officer hit by a vehicle in Tottenham, North London. Click on media link to read full report.


BBC News

01-11-2019

After killing a rival drug dealer in February this year, five men have been jailed. The men forced their way into their victim’s flat in Northampton, Northamptonshire armed with a baseball bat, a BB gun and a machete, before repeatedly stabbing him. The man, who had been asleep with his girlfriend at the time of the attack, died at the scene. Convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery, Adison Smith was sentenced to a minimum of 31 years, Jordan Crowley, also known as Jordan Kimpton, received a minimum of 34 years, and Cameron Higgs and Alfie Drage were each sentenced to a minimum of 28 years. Ethan Stirling, found guilty of manslaughter and conspiracy to commit robbery, was sentenced to sixteen years.


Chad

01-11-2019

Man charged with possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.


StokeonTrentLive

01-11-2019

Firearms officers were deployed following reports of a disorder involving several people on a street in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A samurai sword was recovered at the scene and a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and affray. After a BB gun was found at a nearby address, the man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a Section 1 firearm.


Lancashire Post

01-11-2019

Nicole McGrath, aged 29, has been handed a two-year community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement after admitting a drug offence. McGrath was the driver of a car stopped by police near Wesham, Lancashire in 2017. Officers found 3kg of cannabis, a handgun, balaclavas and tools in the boot of the vehicle. A male passenger fled the scene and remains at large. The court heard that McGrath had become involved with “the wrong people” after being threatened over £30,000 debts. On sentencing, the judge said: “It’s also quite clear you’re not the architect of any of this — that falls in the absent male’s domain.”


Echo

01-11-2019

A man suffered serious facial injuries after being shot with a shotgun while driving in a residential area of Liverpool, Merseyside. As he reversed to escape his attacker, his car hit a 12-year-old girl who was dragged under the car and trapped until local residents managed to lift the vehicle. The girl was later treated in hospital for multiple injuries. The man’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been reported.   


West Midlands Police

01-11-2019

Four men, Dwain Smith, Kurrum Guild, Seamus Williams and Montell Gray, have been jailed for their part in the fatal shooting of a man in July 2018. One of the four men opened fire with a shotgun towards a car in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, hitting the front seat passenger in the head and back; he died later in hospital. The gang escaped the scene in a car that was later found burned out. Smith was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of arson and handling stolen goods and an ensuing investigation led to the recovery of two shotguns and ammunition. The ammunition was forensically linked to Gray, while DNA on the trigger of one of the shotguns was linked to Smith. In January 2019, all four men were charged with murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and handling stolen goods. Williams, Smith and Guild were further charged with arson. Smith and Guild were each sentenced to life with a minimum term of 28 years after being found guilty of murder, while Williams and Gray received fifteen years after being found guilty of manslaughter. Detectives believe that the recovered firearms were used in the shooting, though the motive for the murder remains unknown.


The Packet

31-10-2019

Police officers attended after a man was seen with a firearm near a primary school in Penryn, Cornwall. The school was placed on lockdown, the children being told only that there was a "situation" outside and staff wanted to make sure they were safe. The man, found to be in possession of an air rifle, was given "strong words of advice".


SurreyLive

31-10-2019

After receiving a report of a safety concern regarding an adult male at an address in Ashford, Kent, police officers found the man at the front of the property dressed in a "camouflaged army-style vest" and reportedly holding what was thought to be an air-rifle. Firearms officers and a dog unit were deployed; however, the man was Tasered and detained before their arrival. The suspect was arrested for offences including possession of an offensive weapon and imitation firearms. A police spokesperson later said that a number of weapons "believed to be replicas or BB-type weapons" had since been made safe by the firearms team.


Evening Times

31-10-2019

Murray Thomson, aged 62, has been remanded in custody pending sentencing after pleading guilty to nine charges of possessing weapons and ammunition. Following a tip-off that illegal firearms were being stored in Thomson’s flat in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, police officers raided the address in June this year and seized a slam fire firearm, a stun gun, five air weapons and ammunition. The court heard that Thomson, who has recently joined a gun club, bought the weapons online.


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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.