Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Yusuf Jama, 20, has been found guilty of the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot dead at point blank range following a bungled armed robbery at a travel agents in Bradford in November 2005 (see Incidents).  Another police officer, PC Teresa Milburn, was shot and injured.  Two brothers, Faisal Razzaq and Hassan Rassaq, were found guilty of the manslaughter of PC Beshenivsky.  Jama was also found guilty of possessing a Mac10 machine gun and a 9mm pistol with intent to endanger life and two counts of possessing firearms.  Raza Ul-Haq Aslam was cleared of all charges except for robbery and will be retried in February.  Earlier Muzzaker Shah had admitted the murder of PC Beshenivsky, but the judge had ordered the jury to clear him of the attempted murder of PC Milburn.  Shah and Jama have each been sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison.  Faisal Razzaq was given a life sentence and will serve at least 11 years before being considered for parole.  Hassan Razzaq was given a twenty year sentence (see BBC, 23 May 2007).  Two other men, Mustaf Jama and Piran Ditta Khan remain on the run from the police.  Raza Ul-Haq Aslam has been jailed for eight years for taking part in the robbery (BBC, 23 May 2007).  Mustaf Jama has since been found guilty of murder, robbery, possession of firearms with intent to endanger life and possession of a prohibited weapon and been given a life sentence (West Yorkshire Police, 22 July 2009).



A man who was walking along a street in Netherley, Merseyside, was shot and later died from his injuries.  Two men have been convicted of murder and given long jail sentences (see July 2009 Incidents).



A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the Holbrooks area of Coventry.  He underwent surgery but remained critically ill two weeks later.  He was hit four times outside his home when he confronted four masked men but the motive is not known (ic Coventry, 24 October 2006).  A man who six weeks later murdered a man in Netherley, Merseyside, has been convicted of attempted murder (see July 2009 Incidents).



The murder of 15-year-old Jessie James was widely reported in the media.  The teenager was shot in the Moss Side area of Manchester.  His body was found in a park.  He had been hit with three bullets fired from a semi-automatic pistol (Times, 11 September 2006).  Last month three men were shot and wounded in two separate incidents in Moss Side.  Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in separate prisons in north west England (Guardian, 10 August 2007).  An inquest has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, but no-one has been charged with Jessie's murder (BBC, 2 June 2010).



A man was shot dead in a car on an industrial estate in Bootle, Merseyside.  Passers-by heard shots and found the man.  Nine men have been arrested by police investigating the murder (Teletext, 9 December 2009).



A man was shot dead whilst standing by his car in Hornchurch.  His 6-year-old daughter was with him and his 2-year-old son was in the car.  The shots were fired from another car which drove past.  A man has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after he was extradited from Spain (BBC, 15 September 2010).  He is on trial accused of murder and denies the charge (Daily Mail, 21 March 2011).



Two men were killed and two others injured in a shooting at a pub in Salford.  A man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit murder (BBC, 3 April 2006).  Two people have been given life sentences (see May 2007 Incidents).  Another man has been convicted of conspiracy to murder (see May 2009 Incidents).



A gunman who was seen firing at a man in a parked car in Huddersfield later fired at two armed police officers shattering the windscreen of their unmarked car.  One had an eye injury from flying glass.  Police are trying to trace Marcus Nathaniel Rhoden in connection with the incidents (Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 3 January 2006).  Rhoden was jailed for six years and nine months after admitting firing a shot at the officers (see October 2006 Incidents).  A second man who was with Rhoden at the time of the shooting has appealed to reduce his minimum jail term (see December 2009 Incidents).

PA News


A woman, who was shot in the head on the dance floor at a reggae night in High Wycombe, died later in hospital.  A man who is on trial has denied charges of murder, manslaughter and possessing ammunition (BBC, 25 July 2005).  Dwayne Houghton was found not guilty of murder but was found to have been in possession of ammunition after his fingerprints were found on a cartridge at the scene of the crime.  Another man was trial accused of the victim's manslaughter and two women were accused of perverting the course of justice to cover up the man's involvement but all were acquitted (see October 2009 Incidents).

Watford Observer


Peter Gimlinger used a gun to rob a service station in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in January 2009 after they refused to serve alcohol past their licensed hours.  He pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was remanded in custody for sentence in January.

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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.