Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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The Courier (Leamington Spa)

23-05-2008

The Courier (Leamington Spa), 23 May 2008 A school in Warwick excluded a pupil who brandished a BB gun in the playground. It is believed he fired the gun and held it to another pupil's head. Against the wishes of the school's governors and headteacher, who permanently expelled him, the boy has been allowed to return to lessons after his mother appealed to an independent exclusions panel.


Evening Courier

23-05-2008

Evening Courier, 23 May 2008 Eighteen-year-old Bobby Lee Maguirre has been jailed for 12 weeks after police found him riding a stolen mini-moto while armed with a stolen air rifle. The bike and gun were found hours after they had been taken in a raid in Halifax in April 2008.


The Journal

23-05-2008

The Journal, 23 May 2008 An air rifle and a stun gun were among a stash of weapons discovered as police raided a house in Consett, County Durham, searching for drugs.


Yorkshire Evening Post

23-05-2008

Yorkshire Evening Post, 23 May 2008 A man, armed with a high-powered air rifle, fired randomly into crowds at Wakefield Market. The gunman had earlier been in a row after he had scratched a coffee table belonging to a furniture trader. A man was been arrested and then released on bail pending further inquiries, but remains detains under the Mental Health Act, according to police.


Kent online

22-05-2008

Kent Online, 22 May 2008 Youngsters have reportedly been killing ducks and a swan on the River Stour. The dead birds have been found by boatmen and people living along the river at Fordwich. One of the latest victims was a duck that frequently visited the local pub. Two teenagers who have been seen several times on the cycle path beside the river with an air rifle, are being blamed for the killings.


Cynon Valley Leader

22-05-2008

Cynon Valley Leader, 22 May 2008 A former police officer has found himself the constant victim of vandals in Cwmdare, Mid Glamorgan. In the most recent incident more than 400 of damage was caused to a window by what police believe to be an airgun.


BBC

22-05-2008

BBC, 22 May 2008 A woman was seriously injured in a shooting in an office building in the centre of Glasgow. Police are treating the attack as attempted murder. There were claims that she had been shot in cold blood by a spurned lover (Scotsman, 23 May 2008).


BBC

22-05-2008

BBC, 22 May 2008 A teenager has been found guilty of killing a woman who was caught in crossfire during a shoot-out with another youth in New Cross, south London, in October 2007. Seventeen-year-old Armel Gnango was found guilty of murder, attempted murder and possessing a gun to endanger life. He will be sentenced later. Although it was not Gnango's weapon which fired the fatal bullet he was still responsible for the killing because he was involved in the gunfight.


BBC

22-05-2008

BBC, 22 May 2008 Ashley George has been jailed for life for shooting dead a man in Harlesden, north west London, in October 2006. He will serve a minimum of 27 years for murder, possession of a firearm and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. The victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Evening Courier

22-05-2008

Evening Courier, 22 May 2008 Drugs and weapons were seized in a series of raids in West Yorkshire. During one of the raids a man was arrested and released on police bail when a cannabis factory and a ball-bearing gun were found at a house in Sowerby Bridge.


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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.