Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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BBC, 10 May 2008 Two men armed with a handgun robbed a newsagents in Exeter, Devon. They entered the shop and demanded money from members of staff. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Burton Mail


Man with air rifle shooting birds in Burton Mail Centenary Woodland.

Daily Post


Wales. Prisoner at St. Asaph Police Station keeps ball-bearing gun in cell for two days.

Argus Lite


Argus Lite, 9 May 2008 Three 19-year-olds who targeted victims in the centre of Brighton whilst armed with an air pistol have all received custodial sentences. They had been drinking and taking drugs when they picked on people and stole a mobile phone and 10 before being caught by police in December 2007. Dane Mouland and Luke Wells were both sentenced to three years and four months, Gareth Buss received a three year sentence.



BBC, 9 May 2008 Seventeen-year-old Junior Glasgow has been found guilty of shooting dead an 18-year-old youth worker in Brixton in August 2007. The motive appeared to be revenge for the theft of a gold chain by a friend of the victims. The judge told Glasgow that he would face a life sentence.



BBC, 9 May 2008 A man was arrested after armed police were called to the Kingswood area of Bristol after reports of a man wielding an air rifle. Officers sealed off several streets having received calls from members of the public.

Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail, 9 May 2008 A security van driver has been accused of making up a story of being kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint in a country lane in Wishaw, West Midlands. He has denied the charge of theft.

Hackney Gazette


Hackney Gazette, 9 May 2008 A teenager was shot during a mass brawl in a park in London Fields, east London. The 18-year-old was in a serious but stable condition after being shot in the leg. Two other men were treated for stab wounds. One man was arrested.

Liverpool Echo


Liverpool Echo, 9 May 2008 Damage was caused to shutters and a window when shots were fired at a row of shops in Huyton, Merseyside.

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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.