Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Telegraph& Argus


Telegraph & Argus, 25 June 2008 A shotgun was fired at a house in West Bowling, Bradford, following street gang clashes involving up to 20 people. No one was injured.

This is Grimsby


This is Grimsby, 25 June 2008 A market trader, John Goodhand, showed "arrogant disregard for the law" when he sold firearms on his stalls. He admitted three offences of possessing firearms while banned in June and July last year. He was banned for life from possessing firearms or imitation firearms but he was found with a ball bearing gun and an imitation gun in his vehicle, air rifles were found in the boot and other air rifles and air pistols were found in his home in Cleethorpes. He has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence and must do 100 hours' unpaid work. The firearms will be destroyed.

Wakefield Express


Wakefield Express, 25 June 2008 Nigel Tolley from Portobello, Leeds, has been jailed for eight months for keeping firearms while banned. When police searched his home they found three air rifles and an air pistol despite his being barring after receiving a jail sentence. He did not think that the bar covered air weapons.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Yorkshire Evening Post, 25 June 2008 A masked gunman is being hunted after he broke into a house in Wortley, Leeds, and shot one of the occupants with a shotgun. The victim was shot in his left upper thigh. He was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery and was still being detained.

Skegness Standard


Skegness Standard, 25 June 2008 A kitten belonging to a family in Skegness, Lincolnshire, has been shot with a metal pellet which is believed to have been fired from an air rifle.

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough)


Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough), 24 June 2008 The windows at the rugby club in Guisborough have been shattered by airgun pellets.

Liverpool Echo


Liverpool Echo, 24 June 2008 A youth threw a gun into a front garden in Huyton after being spotted acting suspiciously by police.

Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail, 24 June 2008 A pet cat was left seriously hurt after being shot four times with a pellet gun in Kingswinford, West Midlands. The cat was found bleeding in the garden shed of his home.

Northern Echo


Northern Echo, 24 June 2008 A pony has been shot with an air rifle in Stanley, County Durham. A vet had to remove a pellet.

Positive Role Model Agency - Bristol film making initiative


Opportunity for groups to enter a competition -the prize winners will be supported professionally while making animated film to raise awareness of gun and drugs issues.

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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.