Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Evening Chronicle

01-07-2008

Evening Chronicle, 1 July 2008 A pub landlord in Knitsley near Consett, County Durham, has been robbed at gunpoint. The robber took over more than 3000 in cash and rode off on a motorcycle. A man and a woman have been arrested and police have seized a firearm (BBC, 4 July 2008).


Evening Telegraph (Northampton)

01-07-2008

Evening Telegraph (Northampton), 1 July 2008 Ross Peters fired a sawn-off shotgun through the window of his neighbour in Rushden. It followed a long-running feud. He has been given an indeterminate prison sentence after he admitted three counts of possessing a firearm and threatening his neighbour in January 2008. He apparently acquired the gun from a farmed and kept it in the hope of going clay pigeon shooting.


Northampton Chronicle & Echo

01-07-2008

Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 1 July 2008 A teenage boy was recovering from surgery to his left eye after being shot with a ball-bearing gun as he was fishing in Northampton. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and released on police bail following the incident. The victim's father has revealed that his son could have the pellet in his eye for the rest of his life (Evening Telegraph, 7 July 2008).


Northampton Chronicle & Echo

01-07-2008

Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 1 July 2008 Andrew Heron, a former soldier, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years after threatening a cashier at a petrol station in Northampton with a ball-bearing gun. The incident took place in March 2008..


This is Hampshire

01-07-2008

This is Hampshire, 1 July 2008 Armed robbers threatened staff with a handgun in a raid on a betting shop in Swaythling, Southampton. A handgun was pointed at staff. The gang of three men escaped with cash in excess of 1,000.


Leap Confronting Conflict Website

30-06-2008

Leap Confronting Conflict is a national voluntary youth organisation and registered charity providing opportunities, regionally and nationally, for young people and adults to explore creative approaches to conflicts in their lives.


Banbury Guardian

30-06-2008

Banbury Guardian, 30 June 2008 A teenager pulled a handgun on a man in Banbury, Oxfordshire, before assaulting him. The incident followed an earlier assault. A mobile phone and cash were stolen. A 17-year-old girl and two men, aged 19 and 20, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH.


BBC

30-06-2008

BBC, 30 June 2008 Eleven people were arrested by police investigating a shooting of a man outside a nightclub in Huddersfield. The victim's injuries are not thought to be serious.


BBC

30-06-2008

BBC, 30 June 2008 An 18-year-old has been cautioned by police after he and another teenager were arrested in Torquay, Devon, after police received reports of a man being seen loading a handgun. Officers recovered two BB guns


BBC

30-06-2008

BBC, 30 June 2008 A man was shot outside his home in Kensington, Liverpool, in what police say was a "targeted" attack. The victim and offender had left when officers arrived but the victim later attended hospital where he was treated for a bullet wound. Police want to speak to the driver of the car who took the victim to hospital (BBC, 1 July 2008).


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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.