Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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A woman died in hospital two days after being shot at a property in Long Clawson, Leicestershire. A man has since been charged with murder and possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of ammunition without a certificate.
Harley Moore, aged 18, has been handed a conditional discharge after admitting four counts of assault by beating. During an altercation at their home in Deal, Kent. Moore fired a BB gun at his partner. On another occasion, he followed her into the bathroom at a pub and pinned her against a wall while trying to hit her. He went on to hit his partner’s friend and a pub employee who tried to get him off the premises. Although he described the incident as severe, the magistrate did not enforce a community service order because he believed it would likely cost Moore his job in the Royal Navy.
Following reports of gunshots in Leigh, Greater Manchester, police officers arrested two men and a woman. Detectives later confirmed that the shots had been fired “in retaliation at a stolen vehicle during an attempted ram attack”.
Kain Bowler, aged 22, has been handed a suspended nine-month jail sentence with 100 hours of unpaid work and five rehabilitation sessions after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of a prohibited weapon. In May 2021, police officers acting on a tip-off found a stun gun, machete and axe in a bedroom at Bowler’s home in Derby, Derbyshire, as well as drugs in his car and in a recycling bin outside the property.
A West Midlands Police officer is being investigated for unlawful act manslaughter, common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after Tasering a man at a house of multiple occupancy in Birmingham, West Midlands. Police officers attended the property following a report that “two residents there had been attacked by a man with a knife”. During a conversation with two officers, the victim was Tasered as he approached an attic window. He then fell from the window and later died from his injuries. The Independent Office for Police Conduct confirmed that the officer has also been served with a gross misconduct notice for potential breaches of police standards of professional behaviour.
Two men, who were seen on CCTV carrying weapons in the town centre of Blackburn, Lancashire in September 2021, have been handed a two-year conditional discharge. Vekar Umar, 20, admitted possession of an offensive weapon (wooden stick), while Nima Azizpour, 20, pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm.
A gang of men allegedly hit a man over the head with the stock of a pistol on a street in Chelsea, West London, before stealing his Rolex watch. The thieves fled by car and remain at large. The victim was not seriously injured.
Six armed men reportedly entered a family home in Walsall, West Midlands and threatened the occupants before stealing a watch, car keys and high-value jewellery. The attackers allegedly held a knife to a women’s neck and put a gun to a boy’s head, threatening to tie him up and strangle him. They also reportedly held the gun to a man’s head and tried to steal two cars from the driveway, failing due to vehicle immobilizers. Police have opened an urgent investigation into the attack.
After a gun and ammunition were found during a house clearance in Penn Common, West Midlands, explosive ordinance disposal personnel safely recovered the items for disposal. Click on media link to read full report.
After police officers carried out a warrant at a property in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, five men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.
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About this information
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.