Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Following reports of shots fired between two vehicles in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, and a “disorder” shortly afterwards, police found an abandoned car with a damaged window. Later the same day, a man attended a local hospital with a stab wound to the leg; he was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. A second man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of wounding. Police have appealed for information.
Paul Smith, aged 40, has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm. After Smith sent threatening messages and pictures of himself posing with a gun to his ex-partner, police searched an address in Derby, Derbyshire and found an Atak Zoraki 914B self-loading pistol. The firearm is designed to fire blank rounds but a firearms expert discovered that the retrieved weapon had been modified to fire projectiles, though not necessarily live rounds. Smith’s mobile phone revealed threats to his ex-girlfriend’s new partner as well as photos of himself with the gun.
Ben Harwood, aged 29, has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of possession of a handgun, possession of a bladed article and possession of a Class A drug. In May 2017, police officers responded to reports of a man armed with a machete making threats at an address in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Harwood was arrested at the scene and a subsequent search of his house revealed that a handgun was hidden under floorboards in the bathroom. A European arrest warrant was issued after Harwood fled to Portugal and he was brought back to Nottinghamshire in February this year to face trial.
Police officers arrested a male suspect for possession of drugs and imitation firearm following reports of man seen with gun in West Lulworth, Dorset. Click on media link to read full report.
Firearms officers were deployed to contain an address following a report of a man with a machete on a street in Almondbury, West Yorkshire. A siege ensued after the suspect, along with five other people, refused to leave the property. A bag, thrown from a window of the house, was found to contain a firearm. A few hours later three men and two women agreed to leave the house but the remaining man made his way onto the roof. After he was talked down, all six people were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
Gunshots heard and bullet casings found in Homerton, Central London. Click on media link to read full report.
Terrified residents gathered their children inside after hearing six or seven shots on a residential street in Liverpool, Merseyside. Responding police officers found two men had suffered gunshot wounds. Both men were treated in hospital, one for a stomach injury and the other for a wounded hip. Detectives and forensic examiners attended, and officers carried out an inch by inch search of the crime scene. Police have appealed for information.
Armed police officers arrested a male suspect for possession of firearm following reports of man seen with gun in Bournemouth, Dorset. Click on media link to read full report.
Police officers searching a recreation ground in Liverpool, Merseyside, found a bag containing a World War II submachine gun and an empty magazine. A police spokesperson said the weapon was a "viable firearm with the potential to cause serious harm". The gun will be examined to determine whether it has been used.
Police officers responding to a report of a gunshot in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, found that a window of a home had been damaged. Following a subsequent search of a property in Nottingham, a man was arrested for firearms and drugs offences; he was later charged with possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs. Investigations are continuing.
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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.