Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Manchester Evening News

01-10-2020

House shot at following a disturbance in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

01-10-2020

Police appealed for information after the front door of a house in Manchester, Greater Manchester was shot at with a shotgun in the early hours of the morning. This shooting and three similar recent attacks on houses in the city are being treated as linked and targeted. There have been no reports of any injuries.


The Northern Echo

01-10-2020

Anthony Rennard, aged 25, has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to possession of a Taser, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition. Earlier this year, Rennard used an imitation gun to “intimidate” a neighbour who had complained about the noise during a drunken party at his home in Darlington, Co. Durham. Armed police officers responded and discovered an imitation gun and ammunition at the property. Rennard admitted to officers that he also had a Taser disguised as a car key. Rennard was recalled to prison on licence following his arrest; his two-year sentence will run concurrently alongside his licence recall.


Manchester Evening News

01-10-2020

Police divers recovered an imitation gun from a canal in Rochdale, Greater Manchester after it was discovered during an ecological survey. Click on media link to read full report.


Wandsworth Times

01-10-2020

Two men from Southwark, Central London have been jailed after pleading guilty to firearms offences: Dean Batchelor, aged 28, received eight years and nine months’ imprisonment for the sale or transfer of a firearm and the importation of two firearms and pepper gas ammunition, while Harvey Gillett, aged 23, was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison for possession of a firearm when prohibited and driving a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent. In May 2019, Gillett was followed home by police officers after they saw him driving a stolen motorbike. Officers discovered a partially converted firearm in a cupboard at the property and a burner phone that revealed incriminating messages exchanged between Gillett and Batchelor. An investigation began and Border Force officials subsequently intercepted a parcel addressed to Batchelor that contained two imitation revolvers and 20 rounds of pepper gas ammunition. Police officers then observed Batchelor buying two replica imitation colt firearms and blank rounds of ammunition from a replica weapons store in East Sussex. Arrested as he left the shop, Batchelor made comments that revealed his knowledge of the items seized by Border Force.


About Manchester

01-10-2020

Police officers found a handgun and ammunition in a communal bin behind flats in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.


Yorkshire Evening Post

01-10-2020

Nasser Khan has been jailed for twelve years after being found guilty of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In September last year, Khan was one of two masked men who raided a post office in Leeds, West Yorkshire and stole over £70,000. A blank firing pistol was discharged and a smoke bomb detonated during the robbery, leaving staff and customers terrified. The thieves fled in a getaway car, found abandoned in the Bradford later. Police officers subsequently seized a firearm loaded with blanks from a house in Bradford. Khan’s DNA was found on the weapon and he was further implicated by mobile phone evidence. A second defendant, to be sentenced later, has pleaded guilty to assisting an offender in relation to providing the car used in the robbery.


Mail Online

01-10-2020

Following an unprecedented five successive trials, a jury has found Obina Ezeoke, aged 28, guilty of two counts of murder. He has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 40 years. Juries at two previous trials failed to reach verdicts, while a further two trials were stopped due to a judge’s ill health and the Coronavirus pandemic. In September 2016, Ezeoke used a vintage Western-style revolver to fatally shoot a woman and her nephew after creeping into the family’s home in East Finchley, North London. It is believed that Ezeoke had intended to kill the woman’s son after he and others allegedly attacked him and shared footage of the assault on Snapchat ; however, he, instead, shot a visiting nephew in the back of the head as he lay asleep in the flat. He then shot the woman in the chest as she came out of her bedroom to investigate. Ezeoke denied any involvement in the killings but CCTV footage revealed evidence that his car had travelled to and from the scene, while gunshot residue was discovered on a gun case retrieved from under his bed.


The Star

30-09-2020

Following reports that a house  in Sheffield, South Yorkshire had been shot at, police officers confirmed that damage to a kitchen window was “consistent with that of an air rifle”. A woman who lives at the address later posted online that an adult and two small children had been in the room at the time of the attack and that the family were very shaken. Police have appealed for information.


BBC News

30-09-2020

Benedict Tanudjojo, aged 25, fined £525 after being found in possession of an airgun at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Oxfordshire in August this year. Click on media link to read full report.


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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.