Gun Incidents in Great Britain
There are 19774 incidents listed - Page 1956 of 1978
Manchester Evening News
A man was threatened at gunpoint during an armed robbery at a New Year's Eve house party in Gorton. Three men burst into the house carrying an iron bar, a hammer and a black handgun. The gang stole a mobile phone and a handbag containing keys to a car which they used to flee the scene.
Armed police surrounded a packed commuter train after reports that a teenager had boarded the train at Bourne End station with a handgun. An 18-year-old was stopped and searched but no weapon was found.
A robber held a handgun to the neck of an elderly man during an incident in St Helens in August 2007. Peter Waite, who admitted two firearms offences, was jailed for five year and seven months for threatening the victim and another man during a robbery on a bus in the town. Lee Smith, his accomplice in the second incident which involved the theft of a bottle of wine and six cans of beer, was jailed for four years.
Armed burglars left behind their gun, a .22 air rifle, when they stole a scramble bike worth around £800 from a shed in the back garden of a house in Portslade.
A man was shot in the back in Stratford, east London, after he had just got out of his car. It is thought that the victim and gunman knew each other.
The Herald (Plymouth)
A man's body was found by police at an address in Lipson. The man, a licensed firearms-holder, had died of gunshot wounds. Two firearms and ammunition were recovered from the house. Police are not treating the matter as suspicious.
An gang of teenagers armed with an imitation Beretta pistol forced their way into a house in Northaw, Hertfordshire, after claiming to be estate agents, where they threatened to shoot a woman. Her 14-year-old son, who raised the alarm after hiding his younger brother in a cupboard, was also threatened. Chloe Doltis and Tristan Harriette were found guilty and four others, Jake McLean, Dalton Lawal, Courtney Mitchell and Dario Wokora, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary. They received sentences of between three years seven months and five years.
A security guard was threatened with a gun by two robbers outside an off licence in Basildon, Essex. The men escaped with a five-figure sum of cash. The getaway car was later found burnt out in Vange.
Weston & Somerset Mercury
A 15-year-old has been robbed at gunpoint whilst he was walking home in Weston-super-Mare. It was not clear whether the weapon used was a real gun, an imitation or a toy according to police. The robbers, also believed to be teenagers, ran off with the victim's mobile phone.
Manchester Evening News
Five masked men threatened a couple with a gun during an incident at a flat in Moss Side. After a brief verbal altercation the gang left. The gun was not fired and no-one was injured.
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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.