Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Manchester Evening News

07-01-2008

Five masked men threatened a couple with a gun during an incident at a flat in Moss Side. After a brief verbal altercation the gang left. The gun was not fired and no-one was injured.


Liverpool Echo

07-01-2008

A man who was shot in the stomach in a street in Anfield, Liverpool, was one of three arrests after police raided a house near Liverpool city centre. The men were charged with drug offences.


Herald Express

07-01-2008

An airgun sniper who damaged windows at a shop, a house and a takeaway in Totnes, Devon, may have been responsible for damage at the Civic Hall where a second floor window has been cracked.


Chester & District Standard

07-01-2008

A man was shot in the leg in a "targeted attack" at a house in Kensington, Merseyside. Several men forced their way into the property. The victim required hospital treatment but his injuries were not life-threatening.


BBC

07-01-2008

A man armed with an imitation gun sparked a police armed response when he was spotted in Oswestry, Shropshire. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.


Evening Leader

07-01-2008

A man was arrested after police received a report that he had entered a pub in Bagillt with a firearm. He apparently made threats and then left the pub.


BBC

06-01-2008

A man was shot dead as he was driving in Halewood, Merseyside. He was killed by a bullet through the windscreen in what police believe to be a targeted attack. The man's car crashed into another vehicle following the attack. A man has now been charged with murder (BBC, 29 February 2008).


BBC

06-01-2008

A man was reported carrying a pistol in a pub in Swindon. A man was arrested on suspicion of the possession of a firearm and is on bail while the gun is checked to see if it is an imitation.


Argus (Brighton)

06-01-2008

Two women workers in a Hastings off licence were confronted by a man pointing a handgun at them. They were so frightened they were unable to work the till and the would-be robber fled empty-handed.


Times

05-01-2008

The wife of a man who died after being found with gunshot wounds in their bedroom in Fenstanton, near Cambridge, was being questioned by police. The man has been described as a gun enthusiast and is believed to have suffered wounds from a shotgun. The woman has been granted bail to be answered in March (BBC, 1 February 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.