Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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13-01-2008

A family was left distressed after robbers burst into their home in Blackheath, south east London. One of the three robbers threatened the family's six year old daughter with a gun. They made off with £2,000 in cash.


BBC

13-01-2008

A masked man armed with a handgun threatened a member of staff at a betting shop in Lowestoft, Suffolk, before fleeing with cash.


BBC

13-01-2008

The body of Garry Weddell, a Metropolitan Police inspector, has been found in woodland near a shooting club in Markyate, Hertfordshire. A forensic search of the gun club was underway. Weddell was a member of the club until his licence was revoked following his arrest for the murder of his wife last year. The discovery of the body has been linked to the death of his mother-in-law whose body was found in Gustard Wood in Hertfordshire on the same day. Weddell is reported to have killed himself after apparently shooting his mother-in-law (News of the World, 13 January 2008). The local MP wants an inquiry into why Weddell was not in custody whilst awaiting trial for his wife's murder. He had been granted bail with a surety of £200,000 on condition that he hand in his gun licence and stay away from his mother-in-law (BBC, 14 January 2008). A coroner has said that the judge's decision to grant bail was "properly conducted". A coroner has ruled that Weddell unlawfully killed his wife and her mother before taking his own life (see March 2008 Incidents).


The Sentinel

12-01-2008

Andrew Bullock threatened youths with a .177 calibre air pistol at a shop in Smallthorne, Staffordshire, after a friend told him she had been threatened by a group of yobs. The teens ran out of the shop. Bullock was given a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and will undergo 12 months' supervision and complete an enhanced thinking skills programme. He was ordered to forfeit the weapon and ammunition.


Northern Echo

12-01-2008

A man wearing a wig and waving a plastic ball-bearing gun punched a fellow drinker in the face in a pub in Durham. David Moore admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and was sentenced to four months in a young offenders' institution, suspended for a year, with 120-hours' unpaid work.


BBC

12-01-2008

Two men, aged 18 and 21, were injured in a double shooting in the Norris Green area of Liverpool. Both were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries described as not life-threatening. Neither is co-operating with police inquiries. Rumours are that the shootings were gang-related (Liverpool Echo, 14 January 2008).


BBC

12-01-2008

A man was shot in the chest as he sat in a parked car with a friend in Old Trafford, Manchester. He was taken to hospital for treatment but was later discharged.


BBC

12-01-2008

A property was searched in Easterhouse, Glasgow, after reports that an airgun had been fired from a window.


Southport Visiter

11-01-2008

Two armed robbers forced a Birkdale cab driver from his car at gunpoint. The victim was left abandoned on a dirt track after the raid and his car was stolen.


Somerset County Gazette

11-01-2008

Police found a rifle and a number of de-activated grenades during a search of a man's home in Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton. The house owner remains in police custody.


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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.