Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Echo

14-03-2020

After two men on a motorbike approached a house near a children’s playground in Leasowe, Cheshire, one of them got off and allegedly fired a shot at the property. Nobody was home at the time of the shooting, which left a large hole in a front window. Police subsequently forced their way onto the house to check whether anyone had been hurt. Detectives have appealed for information.


Luton Today

13-03-2020

Ria Clark, aged 21, has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon and ammunition. In March last year, police officers found a loaded sawn-off shotgun behind the headboard of Clark’s bed during a search at her home in Luton, Bedfordshire. A further cartridge and a live 9mm bullet were found in a chest of drawers. The court heard that Clark had been hiding the gun for her partner; he was jailed last year for possession of a prohibited weapon, ammunition and a bladed article.


The Argus

13-03-2020

After admitting affray and possession of an offensive imitation firearm in public, Jason White, aged 23, has been jailed for two years and eight months. In September 2018, after getting into a fight with a man at a railway station in Seaford, East Sussex over damage to a car, White followed the man and his friends onto a train where he fired a BB gun. When armed police officers subsequently raided his address, they retrieved imitation guns, including a handgun and an assault rifle, as well as two knives. The court heard that White had had a troubled upbringing, including seeing a friend stabbed, and had starting using drugs and alcohol; however, the judge said: “You have experienced things as a young man and child that you should not have experienced. But you are an adult now. You cannot constantly rely on that as an excuse. You can’t drink yourself into the state where you behave in this way.”


BBC News

13-03-2020

Three men have been charged with two counts of attempted murder, possessing a weapon to enable another to endanger life, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a shotgun without firearms certificate after a shot was reportedly fired at a police car in Worcester, Worcestershire. Click on media link to read full report.


South Wales Argus

13-03-2020

Luke Jones, aged 29, has been handed an eight-year prison sentence; four years for attempted robbery and four years for possession of heroin with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon. Jones, a heroin addict, threatened a staff member with a handgun as she was cashing up for the night at a snooker hall in Bargoed, Caerphilly. After the woman recognised him as a regular, Jones pulled off his balaclava and put down his weapon to hug and console her, even taking the firearm apart to prove it was a BB gun. Police officers found Jones hiding in the attic at his father’s home the following day. In a statement, the victim said: “I honestly thought the gun was real and that I was going to be killed. Last night as I tried to go to sleep, every time I closed my eyes, I saw a gun in my face. I am crying all the time. I honestly thought I was going to die.”


Ludlow & Tembury Wells Advertiser

13-03-2020

Following reports of a group of people in possession of a weapon in Hereford, Herefordshire, police officers stopped a vehicle and arrested three men and a teenage girl for possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence. Click on media link to read full report.


Echo

13-03-2020

Police officers arrested five men for possession with intent to supply drugs, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of criminal property following raids at properties in Liverpool, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.


KentOnline

13-03-2020

A man has been shot in Greenhithe, Kent. He was said to be in a stable condition after being treated for an arm injury. Two men have since been charged with attempted murder. A man, arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, has been bailed pending further enquiries and a woman, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released. Police have appealed for information.


The Scottish Sun

13-03-2020

Armed police officers were deployed after a man was shot in the back in Glasgow, Scotland, sustaining serious injuries. A man wearing a balaclava was seen getting out of a car before he allegedly shot the victim. A car matching the description of that used by the suspect, was later found burnt out. Detectives, who are treating the incident as a targeted attack, appealed for information.


BBC News

13-03-2020

A peregrine falcon, found in Telford, Shropshire, may not be able to fly again after it sufferied a shotgun wound. 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.