Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Following reports of a shooting on a street in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, armed police officers and paramedics found a teenage girl with chest injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital, where her condition was described as critical. Officers recovered what is believed to be a double-barrelled shotgun nearby; the weapon is being examined to determine if it was used in the attack.
Armed police were deployed after litter pickers discovered what they thought could be a real firearm in a hedge in Ipswich, Suffolk; the weapon was later identified as an Airsoft gun. Click on media link to read full report.
Levi Paterson, now 18, has been sent to a young offender institution for four years after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm and two offences of robbery. At sixteen years old, Paterson took part in a robbery during which two people were threatened with a knife and stripped of designer clothing and other items. While on bail for this offence, Paterson was rearrested in September last year after his DNA was found on the trigger of a sawn-off shotgun. A woman had discovered the firearm, along with ammunition, hidden in a crevice of an outbuilding at her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Following a report of a man with what was believed to be a firearm on a street in Bognor, West Sussex, police officers recovered an imitation gun and arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Click on media link to read full report.
Two teenage boys, armed with a shotgun and a knife, allegedly threatened a shopkeeper in Hull, East Yorkshire, before striking his head three times with the butt of the gun when he refused to open the till. When the man’s sister responded to her brother’s shouts for help, the boy with the knife reportedly tried to stab her in the stomach and chest. The victims then chased the knife-wielding youth out of the shop before locking the door to trap the second assailant inside. After getting hold of the shotgun, the woman hit the offender with it as he fought with her brother. The boy was eventually restrained and handed over to police officers. The second teenager handed himself into police shortly afterwards. Both boys have been interviewed and released on conditional police bail.
Cat’s leg “shattered” after he was shot with an air rifle in Great Wakering, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.
One weapon and ammunition were surrendered to police in The Moorlands, Staffordshire during an operation designed to tackle rural crime. Click on media link to read full report.
Bullet casing found after police responded to reports of a firearm discharge in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.
A pre-teenage boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been referred to a youth offender panel for four months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge after he pleaded guilty to having an imitation firearm in public. The youth was arrested following an incident at a takeaway restaurant in Newport, Wales in December last year. Click on media link to read full report.
After issuing a series of violent threats and assaults, and threatening to Taser police officers in Rayleigh, Essex, Billy Bellfield aged 21, has been jailed for six years, with an additional four years on licence. 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.