Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Evening News

01-01-1970

Stuart McNeill pointed an imitation sawn-off shotgun at a police officer when police brought his son home to their house in Kirkliston, Edinburgh, in April 2010.  He had been drinking at the time.  He claimed he regularly used it to frighten his son but would never have pointed a gun at a police officer.  He admitted assaulting the officer by presenting an imitation firearm at him.  He was jailed for eight months.


01-01-1970

A cat from Forres, Morayshire, has been maimed for life after an air rifle pellet shattered his left foreleg. 


East Amg;

01-01-1970


East Anglian Daily Times, 19 November 2010
Two men escaped with a day's takings from a shop in Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, after threatening the staff.  One of the men claimed to have a gun in a bag he was carrying.


BirminghamLive

01-01-1970

Following reports of suspicious activity in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers discovered a sawn-off shotgun, gun cartridges and a quantity of drugs. Four men have since been arrested on charges including conspiracy to possess a sawn-off shotgun, possession of a bladed article, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and production of cannabis.


East Amg;

01-01-1970


East Anglian Daily Times, 19 November 2010
Two men escaped with a day's takings from a shop in Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, after threatening the staff.  One of the men claimed to have a gun in a bag he was carrying.


the Leader

01-01-1970

A woman reported hearing a shot before she found a pigeon in her garden in Wrexham, North Wales with one wing ‘completely broken and hanging off’.  The RSPCA put the pigeon to sleep and a spokesperson from the organisation said: "It is concerning that a pigeon was shot in a residential area.”


East Amg;

01-01-1970


East Anglian Daily Times, 19 November 2010
Two men escaped with a day's takings from a shop in Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, after threatening the staff.  One of the men claimed to have a gun in a bag he was carrying.


Scarborough Evening News

01-01-1970

Jamie Snow carried out a string of violent robberies across Yorkshire in 2008, including one in Scarborough when he threatened to shoot a man, as well as robbing a taxi driver and threatening pizza shop workers with a fake firearm.  Earlier this year he admitted robbery, attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm and was jailed for 11 years.  He has had his sentence reduced on appeal and now has an eight-and-a-half jail and will remain on an "extended licence" for five years after he is released.


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01-01-1970

Birmingham Mail, 10 September 2013Kieron Henry has been jailed for 10 years for using an imitation gun to carry out multiple armed robberies in Birmingham, West Midlands. He and an unidentified accomplice threatened workers at a store with the firearm and escaped with £90 in cash and some mobile phone top-up cards. Three days later Henry used a replica firearm to pistol-whip shopkeeper as he was locking up his off licence but the victim tackled him to the floor and hit him in the head with a shop sign. He was assisted by an accomplice and the two kicked and punched the victim as he lay on the ground before escaping with his drink and cigarettes. Henry was arrested at gunpoint by armed officers with dogs who followed his footprints through the snow to his hiding place.


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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.