Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Four people have been arrested after police officers raided properties in Plymouth, Devon and recovered ammunition and two shotguns, one of which had been stolen in a 2018 burglary and subsequently sawn-off. Click on media link to read full report.
Leon Haines has been jailed for 45 months after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of an imitation firearm and drug offences. In May this year, undercover police officers stopped and searched Haines’ car in Swansea, Wales, recovering Class A drugs, cash and two imitation handguns and cartridges. On sentencing, the judge said that it would be naive not to come to the conclusion that the weapons were to be used in the course of dealing.
Two teenagers were charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and attempted robbery after an elderly man was approached in Skegness, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.
Police have appealed for information after a man suffering a gunshot wound self-presented at a hospital in Salford, Greater Manchester. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Khallid Hogan, aged 20, has been jailed for at least twenty-seven years after being convicted of murder and perverting the course of justice. In March last year, Hogan fired a 9mm Makarov self-loading pistol four times at a man in a bagel shop in Enfield, North London, missing with each shot. As the man tried to flee over a wall behind the shop, Hogan fired again, shooting him in the head. The victim died in hospital later the same day. Hogan tried to cover his tracks by leaving his phone in a car, connected to an active call for 56 minutes while he carried out the attack. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “It was extremely fortunate that nobody else was injured in this incident, as there were four other people in the restaurant at the time.”
After two men were seen “behaving suspiciously” in a wooded area of Moston, Manchester, armed and regular police officers searched the vicinity and recovered a suspected handgun. Click on media link to read full report.
Stephen Wills, aged 33, has been handed a suspended six-month prison sentence and ordered to complete a thinking skills course after admitting possessing a firearm or ammunition when prohibited. Though banned from having a firearm following a previous conviction, police officers recovered high velocity .177 rifle ammunition when they raided Wills' farm in Bridford, Devon in May last year. Five months later, a loaded air rifle was found in the hallway of his home, where children may have had access to it.
A man was charged with offences including conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of a prohibited weapon after police raided a property in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear and recovered a shotgun, a handgun, ammunition, cash and drugs with a street value of around £1 million. Click on media link to read full report.
28-year-old Leighton Snook was jailed for life, to serve a minimum term of 30 years, after he murdered his uncle by strangulation and stole a Ruger self-loading 22-calibre rifle, a Browning shotgun and a car from his home in Aldham, Essex in December last year. His co-defendant, Tyler Love, aged 17, received an eight-year sentence for manslaughter and burglary. Click on media link to read full report.
After committing several offences, including threatening a man with an air gun in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, 32-year-old Brian Watson was handed a hospital order, having admitted possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a blade, sending malicious communications, assault of an emergency worker and theft by finding. Click on media link to read full report.
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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.