Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Skegness Standard, 3 July 2008 A man was discovered with a shotgun wound to his head in a lane at Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire. The death has been reported to HM Coroner and an inquest is due to be opened.
Eastern Daily Press
Eastern Daily Press, 2 July 2008 A cat owner in Brandon, Suffolk, who thought her cat had been hit by a car, discovered, after an x-ray at her vets, that her pet had an air rifle pellet lodged in his spinal cord. The cat had to be put to sleep.
BBC, 2 July 2008 A house in Derby was damaged after shots, apparently from a replica airgun, were fired. A window was smashed and a car was damaged during the incident. A man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.
Bexley Telegraph, 2 July 2008 Two men are on trial accused of murdering a man who died after being shot in the stomach during a stand-off between two groups of young men in Woolwich, south east London, in July 2008. Both deny murder.
Evening Telegraph (Northampton)
Evening Telegraph (Northampton), 2 July 2008 Two 17-year-olds have been arrested after an incident involving an airgun in Corby. A cyclist was struck in the body with an airgun pellet causing him to swerve into the road.
Fleetwood Weekly News
Fleetwood Weekly News, 2 July 2008 A man had a handgun held to his head by masked robbers in Manchester. His mobile phone was stolen.
Liverpool Daily Post
Liverpool Daily Post, 2 July 2008 Neil Delacruz has pleaded guilty to taking a revolver with cartridges to his mother's house in Childwall, Merseyside, and attacking another man in April 2008. The gun was fired and a bullet was later found in the rook. He denied further charges including possessing a firearm and ammunition. A woman accused with him also denied possessing a prohibited weapon and ammunition and marking threats to kill and unlawfully wounding the victim.
Liverpool Daily Post
Liverpool Daily Post, 2 July 2008 Police cordoned off part of an estate in Norris Green after several reports of a shooting.
Sussex Express, 2 July 2008 Two men are on trial both charged with blackmailing and threatening two men in August 2007. They are alleged to have held a businessman hostage at gun point at an address in Crawley.
Dumbarton Reporter, 1 July 2008 Armed police arrived at a primary school in Dumbarton after reports that an assault involving a shotgun had occurred. No gun was found, but a man was arrested for the alleged possession of drugs with intent to supply.
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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.