Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Daily Post

16-06-2008

Daily Post, 6 June 2008 A young goat was shot in the neck with an airgun. She and another young goat were found wandering in a quarry at Nantlle, near Caemarfon in North Wales. A pellet was removed by a vet.


Daily Echo

16-06-2008

Daily Echo, 16 June 2008 A six-month-old tabby cat has been injured in an airgun shooting in Upton, Dorset. The cat was found in the family garden covered in blood with a round hole in his side. A vet operated on the cat but there is only a "50-50" chance that he will survive.


This is Plymouth

16-06-2008

This is Plymouth, 16 July 2008 Police recovered three dangerous weapons, a gun and two knives, after being called to an 'organised fight' between schoolchildren at a restaurant in Crownhill, Plymouth. The gun was a G2000 Repeater 1.77-calibre air pistol. Two teenagers were arrested and were being questioned by police.


Barking & Dagenham Post

16-06-2008

Barking & Dagenham Post, 16 June 2008 Two men were arrested during a police crackdown on knife crime at Dagenham Heathway station, east London, for possession of a firearm, a bladed article and a small amount of cannabis.


The Comet

16-06-2008

The Comet, 16 June 2008 Workmen draining a lake in a park in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, discovered a shotgun. Officers are looking into whether the gun is of police interest.


East Anglian Daily Times

16-06-2008

East Anglian Daily Times, 16 June 2008 Armed police were called to a nightclub in Stowmarket, Suffolk, when a man was seen brandishing a gun outside the club. Staff saw a man pointing the gun at them. No shots were discharged and nobody was harmed. A man was arrested and an air rifle was seized. The man, a gamekeeper, faces a total of five charges including carrying an offensive weapon.


Gazette

16-06-2008

Gazette (Essex), 16 June 2008 Plastic pellets from ball bearing guns have been blocking jets in a fountain in Clacton. They have been washed into the grills and block the jets.


BBC

15-06-2008

A man has died after he was shot while riding his bicycle through the Kirkdale area of Liverpool.  Police believe it was a targeted attack.  A post-mortem confirmed that the victim died as the result of a gunshot wound to the left side of his upper torso (BBC, 16 June 2008).  Two women have been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice (BBC, 27 May 2009).  Four men are on trial and have denied murder (Daily Post, 25 November 2009)


BBC

15-06-2008

A man has died after he was shot while riding his bicycle through the Kirkdale area of Liverpool.  Police believe it was a targeted attack.  A post-mortem confirmed that the victim died as the result of a gunshot wound to the left side of his upper torso (BBC, 16 June 2008).  Three men have charged with murder and a fourth arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail (BBC, 16 April 2009).  Two women have been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice (BBC, 27 May 2009).


Bolton News

15-06-2008

Bolton News, 15 June 2008 A gunman threatened staff at a takeaway during an attempted armed robbery in Daisy Hill, Bolton. The man was armed with a small black pistol-type gun. He was told by staff that there was no cash to give and he ran way when someone screamed at him.


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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.