Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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LeedsLive

24-07-2020

Oratio Morton has been handed a prison term of six years, three months after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. In March last year, Morton was heard talking about buying a gun and ammunition after police officers bugged his brother’s car as part of an investigation into drugs importation. During a subsequent search of his address in Leeds, West Yorkshire, officers found a .44 calibre Smith and Wesson revolver containing five bullets in a kitchen cupboard. They also retrieved a balaclava, a bulletproof vest, scales and a quantity of cannabis.


SomersetLive

24-07-2020

A man allegedly threatened a worker at a shop in Midsomer Norton, Somerset with what looked like a handgun, before stealing cash and fleeing by car. Armed police officers and a force helicopter were deployed but the suspect was not located. Police have issued a description of the man and appealed for information.


Mirror

24-07-2020

Two men and a woman arrested for possession of a firearm and other offences after police retrieved a Glock handgun, a knife, cash and drugs from an address in St Helens, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.


The Star

24-07-2020

Following reports of gunshots fired at a property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, police officers found a dog had suffered “injuries consistent with shotgun discharge”. The dog, said by a local resident to have belonged to a suspected gang member, had to be put to sleep.


CoventryLive

24-07-2020

A gang of five or six masked men reportedly forced their way into a home in Coventry, West Midlands and demanded money from the two male occupants. The attackers allegedly fired a stun gun at one of the victims, while the other was reportedly threatened with a knife. After stealing mobile phones, the assailants fled by car. Police are treating the incident as a targeted attack.


Harrow Times

24-07-2020

Police officers Tasered a man stopped for a drug search in Wembley, North West London. Click on media link to read full report.  


BBC News

24-07-2020

After a member of the public called police to report a “black male holding a firearm on the sofa” at a house in Camden, North West London, police officers stormed the property and aimed their weapons at a mother and her children. A 12-year-old boy was arrested and the family was ordered out of the house. After it became clear that the boy had been playing with a BB gun, he was “de-arrested”. The boy’s mother complained to the Metropolitan Police about its “zero-to-a-hundred response” and told reporters: “I saw there were red dots on my daughters' heads and I started to get really scared. I honestly believed if the officers got alarmed in any way, they would shoot.” The boy has been left shaken and too scared to answer the door. A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Complaints, though an internal review did not “identify any misconduct issues”.


The Star

24-07-2020

Following reports of gunshots in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, police officers discovered damage to a window “consistent with a firearms discharge”. After shots were fired nearby a short time later, a car was found to have been damaged. A man has since been arrested  on suspicion of possession of firearms with intent.


Echo

24-07-2020

Anthony Molloy, aged 56, has been jailed for eighteen years with an additional six years on licence for his involvement in three armed robberies carried out in Liverpool, Merseyside. In October last year, Molloy held an imitation firearm to the heads of two men delivering money to a cash machine and forced them to enter a code to release cassettes of money. An unknown accomplice, armed with a large knife, kept lookout. Molloy went on to take part in two further knife-point robberies, blaming all three incidents on his girlfriend’s late brother when he was arrested.


Echo

23-07-2020

John McCormick, aged 53 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for four years after admitting attempted robbery, two counts of possessing an imitation firearm and possessing a bladed article. In May this year, following a drinking session, McCormick armed himself with a kitchen knife and a replica revolver before approaching a man near a van in Liverpool, Merseyside. Holding the gun in front of himself towards the ground, McCormick demanded the man’s van keys, before  following him as he fled to his daughter’s garden. Here, McCormick began waving the knife around, as witnessed by the victim’s daughter and her partner. Realising the police had been alerted, McCormick left the scene. After the knife dropped from his sleeve at a nearby shop shortly afterwards, McCormick was arrested. The court heard that McCormick had been living in a pigeon shed, drinking heavily and “battling long-standing drug problems” at the time of the offence.   


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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.