Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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This is South Wales

18-06-2008

This is South Wales, 18 June 2008 Adrian Jones has admitted five charges of robbery and five of possessing a prohibited weapon and has been remanded in custody until sentencing. In February 2008 he robbed a post office in Cymmer in the Afan Valley, threatening the postmaster with a shotgun, and in March he threatened an assistant at the Dyffryn Afan post office with a gun. He committed three other robberies in Wales and England before being arrested in Brentwood, Essex. He stole in excess of 29,000 in cash and a large quantity of electricity tokens.


BBC

18-06-2008

BBC, 18 June 2008 Michael Glancy has been jailed for five years over an armed robbery attempt at a post office in Inverkip, Inverclyde, in October 2007. He pleaded guilty to threatening staff with a fake gun. He had been caught after being filmed preparing for the raid and returning to his car empty-handed.


Support After Murder and Manslaughter - Merseyside - Website link

18-06-2008

National organisation with a head office in London and local groups active throughout the country. We are here to offer emotional support and help for families and friends bereaved by murder and manslaughter It is run by and for the people who have been bereaved as a result of homicide - not by professionals.


Lincolnshire Police Project De-Arm - Website

18-06-2008

Project De-Arm, getting imitation firearms off the streets.


Lancashire Telegraph

17-06-2008

Lancashire Telegraph, 17 June 2008 John Clark of Padiham pointed a gun in his mother's face and threatened to shoot her. He struck her in the mouth with the butt of the air rifle, took her bank card and withdrew about 200. He admitted the assault and has been bailed for a pre-sentence report.


Yorkshire Evening Post

17-06-2008

Yorkshire Evening Post, 17 June 2008 Ashley Jeffers was one of three men who raided a house in Seacroft, Leeds. A man was struck on the head with a gun after charging at the gang as his children slept upstairs. Jeffers admitted robbery and possessing an imitation firearm and has been jailed for five-and-a-half-years.


This is South Wales

17-06-2008

This is South Wales, 17 June 2008 Paul Leonard has admitted having a double-barrelled 0.410 shot pistol with the intention of committing an indictable offence and also wounding a man with the intention of causing him grievous bodily harm. He shot a man in Mayhill, Swansea, in March 2008 . The victim was left with injuries to his face and body. The judge warned Leonard that he was facing and inevitable sentence of imprisonment and could expect a term of at least five years.


BBC

17-06-2008

BBC, 17 June 2008 Two men, Mohammed Sannoh and Abdi Omar Noor, have been found guilty of murdering a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead with a Mac-10 machine pistol as he slept at his home in Peckham, south London, in February 2007 (see Incidents). It was the victim's brother's links to a robbery gang and the murder of one of their members that led the gunmen to the family home. Both men have been sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison (BBC, 18 June 2008).


Evening Courier

17-06-2008

Evening Courier, 17 June 2008 Four people were arrested for criminal damage in Operation Focus, an operation which involved police, transport police and bus company staff riding on buses around Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The operation was a response to several attacks on buses including some in which high-powered ball-bearing guns have been fired at bus windscreens.


Express & Star

17-06-2008

Express & Star, 17 June 2008 Four men are on trial in connection with an alleged kidnap which started in Wolverhampton. The victim escaped but he was chased and caught and driven away to a country lane close to Wombourne. He feared he would be shot after one of the defendants allegedly told another to take the gun from the car. He fled and walked to a police station. The case continues.


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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.