Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Knutsford Guardian

14-05-2020

A cat died after being shot twice with an air rifle in Mobberley, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full report.


Enfield Independent

14-05-2020

Aristotle Omar, aged 23, has been handed a five-year prison term after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm. Following a proactive investigation, firearms officers arrested Omar following a foot chase in Edmonton, North London. Having been seen carrying a bag before the pursuit, Omar was empty-handed when officers caught up with him. The bag was recovered nearby and found to contain a revolver and five rounds of ammunition.


Beccles & Bungay Journal

13-05-2020

Cat put to sleep after it was shot in the face with a shotgun in Weybread, Suffolk. Click on media link to read full report.         


IAM BHAM

13-05-2020

Following recent shootings in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers raided a home in the city and seized a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver, two semi-automatic pistols and more than 500 bullets. A man was subsequently charged with possessing ammunition and three counts of possessing illegal firearms. A woman, arrested at the same address, has since been bailed under investigation.


The Northern Echo

13-05-2020

A quantity of drugs and air rifles were seized by police officers who arrested a man for handling stolen goods in Hurworth Moor, Co. Durham. Click on media link to read full report.


Echo

13-05-2020

Jack Quinton, aged 26, has been jailed for thirteen-and-a-half years after admitting possessing a Glock pistol with intent to endanger life, possessing a silencer, possessing a revolver and two counts of possessing ammunition. Following a surveillance operation, armed police officers raided business premises in Bootle, Merseyside and seized a pistol and a revolver along with ten rounds of 9mm ammunition. The weapons were discovered in bags on top of a chimney breast and, on arrest, Quinton’s hands “were covered in black dust”. On sentencing Quinton, the judge said: “While it's impossible to say that you intended to use this weapon to endanger life or to enable others to do so, it is perfectly clear you were on any view extremely close to the firearms and their intended use in the furtherance of activities of an organised crime group.” The court heard that surveillance officers had observed Quinton’s partner, Darhyl Hannah-Smith, driving him to various addresses in the weeks before his arrest and she subsequently admitted participating in the criminal activities of an organised crime group; she was handed a sixteen-month suspended sentence, 120 hours of unpaid work and a ten-day rehabilitation activity requirement.


PlymouthLive

13-05-2020

After UK Border Agency staff intercepted a parcel at Birmingham Airport earlier this month, police officers searched a property in Tavistock, Devon and seized a knife and what was thought to be a starting pistol. A man was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with two offences relating to importation of goods with intent to evade prohibition and possession of a firearm during a five-year period following a suspended sentence. He has been remanded in custody.


The Bolton News

13-05-2020

Andrea and Alan McCabe, a married couple, have been jailed for four years and three-and-a-half years respectively after each admitted possessing an illegal weapon and ammunition. When police officers raided the couple’s home in Farnworth, Greater Manchester in April 2018, Andrea McCabe gave them a key to a safe that held a Brunni pistol. A tub containing bullets was found in a bedside table and a Smarties tube containing ammunition was found in the kitchen. DNA from Alan McCabe, already in prison for drugs offences, and from Andrea McCabe was found on the pistol, magazine and bullets. The court heard that there was no evidence that the pistol, converted from a blank-firer, had been used.


IAM BHAM

13-05-2020

A man was treated in hospital for head injuries after he was shot at from a car in Birmingham, West Midlands. Following the attack, the car was driven away at speed. Police said several people were in the area at the time and they have urged witnesses to come forward.


BirminghamLive

13-05-2020

Kalvis Klavin, aged 38, has been handed a suspended eighteen-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent. In January, Klavin “stormed” into the takeaway restaurant beneath his flat in Birmingham, West Midlands and complained about the noise. In front of the owner, a member of staff and a customer, he then held what looked like a black handgun at his own head before walking out. Police subsequently found a toy gun and an air pistol in Klavin’s flat. The court heard that Klavin had been experiencing troublesome noise from the restaurant and had been drinking on the day of the offence.


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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.