Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

08-05-2008

Scotland. Son of man who had gun certificate revoked refused permission to keep weapons at home.


Argus Lite

08-05-2008

Argus Lite, 8 May 2008 Three men were arrested after holding up a cash delivery at a garage in Gossops Green, Sussex. The police recovered a firearm along with the stolen cash.


Daily Mail

08-05-2008

Daily Mail, 8 May 2008 Antonio Wint has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and has been jailed for a minimum of four years and 250 days. Andre Marshall pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm and assault causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for seven years. Together with a 17-year-old the two men had been involved in an incident at a gym in Moss Side, Manchester, in July 2007 where they pulled out a 9mm Scorpion machine pistol. A man was punched, threatened with the gun and pistol whipped. Wint had already been jailed for 20 months after two members of a rival gang were admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds.


Huddersfield Daily Examiner

08-05-2008

Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 8 May 2008 A shopkeeper in Huddersfield chased a would-be robber from his shop, despite being threatened with a silver handgun. The man waved a gun and demanded money, but the shopkeeper grabbed a pole and he ran off.


Star (Sheffield)

08-05-2008

Star (Sheffield), 8 May 2008 A woman has criticised police after they took an hour to respond to shots being fired outside her home in Gleadless, Sheffield. The shots were apparently fired by a gang of youths as she got in a car, one shattering her rear windscreen. It is believed that an airgun pellet was responsible.


Scarborough Evening News

08-05-2008

Scarborough Evening News, 18 May 2008 A man was robbed and threatened by armed youths as he was walking along a street in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Two men threatened him with a handgun and stole his briefcase, wallet and wrist watch.


BBC

07-05-2008

Scotland. Pupil shot in neck by 11 year old boy with toy pellet gun at primary school in Dundee


This is Gloucester

07-05-2008

This is Gloucestershire, 7 May 2008 An engineer trying to restore power to more than 1000 homes in Coleford, Gloucestershire, had to abandon work after being shot with an airgun. The victim was left with a cut neck. A local man was later given a caution for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.


Northern Echo

07-05-2008

Northern Echo, 7 May 2008 A court was told that a farmer pointed a shotgun at his estranged wife in a showdown after accusing her of having an affair. The incident was alleged to have taken place in August 2007 in Great Stainton, County Durham. However, Anthony Whitehead has been acquitted of threatening his wife but did plead guilty to possessing a firearm without a licence (Evening Gazette, 13 May 2008).


Northern Echo

07-05-2008

Northern Echo, 7 May 2008 A court was told that a farmer pointed a shotgun at his estranged wife in a showdown after accusing her of having an affair. The incident was alleged to have taken place in August 2007 in Great Stainton, County Durham. However, Anthony Whitehead has been acquitted of threatening his wife but did plead guilty to possessing a firearm without a licence (Evening Gazette, 13 May 2008).


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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.