Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Borehamwood & Elstree Times

25-05-2019

A man allegedly pointed a gun at staff at a bookmakers in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, while demanding they empty the tills and safe. Police appealed to anyone who witnessed the robbery or who saw the suspect fleeing the scene on a moped. No one was injured.   


UKNIP 247

25-05-2019

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Gazette

25-05-2019

Two masked teenage boys reportedly threatened staff at a shop in Tadley, Hampshire with what was believed to be an imitation firearm before fleeing when tackled by one of the shop workers. There were no reports of any injuries. Police issued a description of the suspects and appealed for information.


Sunderland Echo

25-05-2019

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ExaminerLive

24-05-2019

Firearms officers were deployed following a shooting in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Witnesses reported that a car occupied by two men smashed into a motorbike, knocking off two riders. One of the men from the car then allegedly started shooting at the motorcyclists. All four people involved fled before police arrived but officers have since made six arrests in connection with the incident. A suspected firearm was recovered from the scene.


BirminghamLive

24-05-2019

Qassim Zafar, aged 26, has been jailed for three years after being convicted of possession of imitation firearms, having a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence and affray. After walking into a pizza shop in Birmingham, West Midlands armed with two guns and a knife, Zafar punched a male customer before fleeing. One of the guns, retrieved from a drain outside, was found to be imitation. CCTV footage of the incident led to Zafar’s arrest.


Pontefract & Castleford Express

24-05-2019

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CoventryLive

24-05-2019

Grant Samuel, Aiden Rudock, Orrin Stevenson and Timothy Wardrop have each been handed a nine-year custodial sentence for their part in an armed robbery at a jeweller’s shop in Hinckley, Leicestershire in January this year. The men threatened two staff members with machetes and an imitation double-barrelled shotgun before stealing jewellery worth between £70,000 and £80,000. The raiders were caught a few hours later but the firearm was not recovered. Stevenson also received a concurrent three-year after admitting possession of an imitation firearm.


MKCitizen

24-05-2019

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TeessideLive

24-05-2019

Stephen Parker, aged 51, has been jailed for four years after admitting attempted robbery and having an imitation firearm. Parker approached a female staff member at a garage in Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham with a toy gun in his hand and calmly told her to open the till. When the woman screamed, a former prison officer grabbed the man and police were alerted. The court heard that Parker, who was said to have a brain injury, told police he had carried out the raid because he wanted money. The victim said that she has suffered flashbacks and has been unable to go back to work.


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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.