Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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After stopping a car in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers recovered a small, improvised weapon, known as a slam gun. A man was subsequently charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm without a certificate and having cannabis.
Police arrested two men following a disturbance reportedly involving a firearm at a property in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Click on media link to read full report.
Kerryn Everett, 31, has been jailed for 25-and-a-half months after pleading guilty to false imprisonment and assault by beating. In July last year, Everett forced a woman he knew to remain at his home in Cardiff, South Wales after she told him she wanted to leave. He went on to put what looked like a handgun to his head and inside his mouth, while threatening to kill himself. The woman managed to escape but Everett followed her and tried to drag her back inside. She was rescued by a friend, who was assaulted by Everett as she tried to push him away. Everett was also made subject to a restraining order for five years.
Police appealed for information after a woman was shot with an air rifle while out walking in Dunbar, East Lothian. The victim, who was treated in hospital, has been left “badly shaken”.
Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a firearm discharge in Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire. No arrests have yet been reported.
Southern Daily Echo
After police officers seized drugs and a firearm during a raid at a property in Southampton, Hampshire, they arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of possession of an electrical incapacitation device and cannabis possession. Click on media link to read full report.
Police appealed for information after a dog was shot near his home in Builth Wells, Powys. The dog sustained serious injuries and lost the sight of one eye.
Darnell Duquesnay, 23, and Rhys Barnett-Poole, 20, have been jailed for six years, four months and five years, respectively, after admitting possessing a prohibited weapon. In September 2021, police officers pursued a car with false plates in Birmingham, West Midlands. CCTV captured Barnett-Poole discarding a bag in a bin after he and two other men fled the vehicle when it stopped in a cul-de-sac. Duquesnay and Barnett-Poole were detained nearby and the bag, containing a loaded revolver, was retrieved. Duquesnay's DNA was found on the weapon and one of the bullets. The court heard that Barnett-Poole claimed to have been looking after the pistol for someone else, while Duquesnay only became aware of the weapon after offering him a lift.
A police officer tasered and arrested a man who allegedly threatened shop staff with needles in Solihull, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.
Powys County Times
It has emerged that Paul Anthony Smith, aged 41, was handed a twelve-month community order, including 100 hours of unpaid work, in February last year after he was seen cycling through the streets of Llandrindod Wells, Powys with an imitation gun. 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.