Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Southwark News

30-10-2019

Jamie Allen has been handed a custodial sentence of fourteen-and-a-half years after being found guilty of intent to sell Class A drugs, possession of criminal property and possession of firearms. When police carried out a dawn raid at his home in Croydon, South London in April this year, Allen jumped out of a window and was chased for over an hour before being detained. Cocaine, heroin, £40,000 in cash, a sawn-off shotgun, a revolver, a handgun, a stun gun and ammunition were recovered from Allen’s property.


Rotherham Advertiser

30-10-2019

Michael Swift, aged 27, has been handed a prison sentence of fourteen years, five months after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause injury and attempted robbery. In January this year, Swift entered a house in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire and, when confronted by the male householder, fired two shots towards him before fleeing. Swift was subsequently identified through forensic evidence. Following the trial, a police spokesperson described the incident as “truly terrifying” and said it had had “a profound effect on the victim’s life”.


Clacton Gazette

30-10-2019

Two men and one woman arrested after police find drugs and Taser during a raid in Clacton, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.


BirminghamLive

30-10-2019

When police officers detained two men following a knife-point robbery at a cash machine in Birmingham, West Midlands, one of the suspects admitted to having a gun concealed between his buttocks. The firearm was found to be a BB gun. Both suspects were arrested on suspicion of robbery and drug offences, while the gun holder also faced charges of firearms offences.


Mirror

29-10-2019

Four men, at least one of whom was armed with a shotgun, allegedly held up a taxi occupied by a former inmate as it left a prison in Salford, Greater Manchester. After looking inside the taxi, the men backed off and left in the scene in a car. It is understood that they had targeted the wrong car. No arrests have been reported.


HullLive

29-10-2019

Vidmantas Kijelis, of Hull, East Yorkshire, sentenced for possessing a Taser. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

29-10-2019

Callum Daniels, aged 27, has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, handling stolen goods and possession of a prohibited weapon. In February this year, Daniels broke into an elderly woman’s home and removed two rings from her fingers, terrifying her in the process. On another occasion, Daniels threatened a man in his 90s with a hammer before ransacking his home. Daniels was arrested at the scene of the second burglary and, during subsequent searches of his home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, police officers found a Taser disguised as a torch, as well as evidence that included photos stolen from the elderly woman’s property.


Evening Express

29-10-2019

Ryan Anderson fined for possession of an air pistol without holding an air weapon certificate after being stopped by police in Aberdeen, Scotland. Click on media link to read full report.


BirminghamLive

29-10-2019

Man reportedly brandished firearm on a street in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.


HullLive

28-10-2019

Police officers who called into a fast-food restaurant in Coventry, West Midlands for a coffee, were confronted by a violent robbery in progress. The incident, in August this year, saw the manager of the restaurant confronting a knifeman after colleagues and customers screamed and fled. The officers saw the attacker reportedly pointing an eight-inch blade into the manager’s stomach while demanding cash. The thief was quickly Tasered, disarmed and handcuffed.


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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.