Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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A man has died after being shot by police in Ealing, west London. Scotland Yard said the man died in an "intelligence led" operation conducted by officers from Operation Trident. No police officers were injured in the incident which is being referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Scotland Yard has said that police were investigating alleged illegal firearm transactions and that a loaded weapon was found with the man (BBC, 16 May 2007). A inquest has heard how Terry Nicholas pulled a gun and fired at undercover police who shot him dead in the street (Ealing Gazette, 11 September 2009). The jury has decided that he was lawfully killed (BBC, 2 October 2009).
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A man has appeared in court and denied robbery at a post office in Liskeard, Cornwall, in August 2006 and possessing an imitation firearm. Matthew Whiles was later sentenced to 10 years in prison (see This is Cornwall, 23 July 2009).
A teenage assistant manager of a store in Jarrow has told how he still suffers flashbacks after being robbed at gunpoint at the shop. The robber was brandishing what is thought to be a double-barrelled shotgun and leapt over the counter, demanding cash from the victim. Two members of the public came to his aid and the robber made his escape with less than £100. The store owners are offering a £2000 reward for any information which leads to arrest and conviction. One man has been arrested and bailed pending further inquiries. A man has been jailed for five years for this and another robbery. The weapon was an imitation firearm (see March 2010 Incidents).
Yusuf Jama, 20, has been found guilty of the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot dead at point blank range following a bungled armed robbery at a travel agents in Bradford in November 2005 (see Incidents). Another police officer, PC Teresa Milburn, was shot and injured. Two brothers, Faisal Razzaq and Hassan Rassaq, were found guilty of the manslaughter of PC Beshenivsky. Jama was also found guilty of possessing a Mac10 machine gun and a 9mm pistol with intent to endanger life and two counts of possessing firearms. Raza Ul-Haq Aslam was cleared of all charges except for robbery and will be retried in February. Earlier Muzzaker Shah had admitted the murder of PC Beshenivsky, but the judge had ordered the jury to clear him of the attempted murder of PC Milburn. Shah and Jama have each been sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison. Faisal Razzaq was given a life sentence and will serve at least 11 years before being considered for parole. Hassan Razzaq was given a twenty year sentence (see BBC, 23 May 2007). Two other men, Mustaf Jama and Piran Ditta Khan remain on the run from the police. Raza Ul-Haq Aslam has been jailed for eight years for taking part in the robbery (BBC, 23 May 2007). Mustaf Jama has since been found guilty of murder, robbery, possession of firearms with intent to endanger life and possession of a prohibited weapon and been given a life sentence (West Yorkshire Police, 22 July 2009).
A man who was walking along a street in Netherley, Merseyside, was shot and later died from his injuries. Two men have been convicted of murder and given long jail sentences (see July 2009 Incidents).
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the Holbrooks area of Coventry. He underwent surgery but remained critically ill two weeks later. He was hit four times outside his home when he confronted four masked men but the motive is not known (ic Coventry, 24 October 2006). A man who six weeks later murdered a man in Netherley, Merseyside, has been convicted of attempted murder (see July 2009 Incidents).
The murder of 15-year-old Jessie James was widely reported in the media. The teenager was shot in the Moss Side area of Manchester. His body was found in a park. He had been hit with three bullets fired from a semi-automatic pistol (Times, 11 September 2006). Last month three men were shot and wounded in two separate incidents in Moss Side. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in separate prisons in north west England (Guardian, 10 August 2007). An inquest has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, but no-one has been charged with Jessie's murder (BBC, 2 June 2010).
A man was shot dead in a car on an industrial estate in Bootle, Merseyside. Passers-by heard shots and found the man. Nine men have been arrested by police investigating the murder (Teletext, 9 December 2009).
A man was shot dead whilst standing by his car in Hornchurch. His 6-year-old daughter was with him and his 2-year-old son was in the car. The shots were fired from another car which drove past. A man has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after he was extradited from Spain (BBC, 15 September 2010). He is on trial accused of murder and denies the charge (Daily Mail, 21 March 2011).
Two men were killed and two others injured in a shooting at a pub in Salford. A man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit murder (BBC, 3 April 2006). Two people have been given life sentences (see May 2007 Incidents). Another man has been convicted of conspiracy to murder (see May 2009 Incidents).
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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.