Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Sussex Express


PC Simon Burrows has been presented with a certificate of merit in recognition of his bravery in disarming a man holding a rifle in Newhaven, East Sussex, in December 2008.  He was called to a domestic incident where the man ran into a bedroom to avoid being arrested.  PC Burrows came face to face with the gun, grabbed the weapon and disarmed the man and arrested him.

The Argus


A man wielding a realistic-looking metal imitation revolver was tackled by a customer in a betting shop in Gossops Green, Crawley in Sussex.  The raider demanded money from staff who handed some over before the customer intervened and eventually chased him down the road.  A suspect was arrested by police nearby.  A man has been jailed for robbery and possessing an imitation firearm (see September 2010 Incidents).







This is Bristol


A man has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.  He was accused of possessing a shotgun at his home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, with intent to cause a debt collector violence.  He has been found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence (see June 2010 Incidents).

Cambridge News


Dwayne Sampson has been jailed for six years after holding up a bookmakers in Cambridge in September 2008.  Sampson, who had 19 precious convictions, was armed with an imitation pistol and stole a money tray containing £246.

Evening Courier


A spate of damage to windows and outside lights has been caused at homes in Rastrick, West Yorkshire.  It is believed the damage has been caused by someone using an air rifle.

Dorset Echo


A kitten has been shot with an air rifle on the first day she was let out of the house in Portland, Dorset.  She had to undergo emergency surgery after being hit by a pellet which just missed her spine.

Lancashire Telegraph


Katherine Jarrett was found with drugs and a stun gun at her home in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire.  She has been jailed for four years and three months after admitting possessing and supplying cocaine and possessing the stun gun

Liverpool Echo


Jamie Heffey, 17, and a 15-year-old boy who were members of a gang of 12 people which attacked and shot a man in Croxteth, Liverpool, in June 2009 (see Incidents) have been given custodial sentences.  Their victim was trying to help the co-owner of a pub where the gang had been causing trouble. Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.  Heffey was sent to an institution for young offenders for four-and-a-half years, the other teenager for three-and-a-half years.

Newham Recorder


Four people have been accused of conspiracy to rob after an incident involving a firearm in Hadleigh, Essex.  They are charged with conspiracy to rob, possession of an imitation firearm in a public place, possession of a prohibited weapon ie a stun gun, and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.  Three of the men were on trial with others accused of a series of robberies in East Anglia including ones in Brightlingsea, Essex, and Kings Lynn, Norfolk.  Three men were found guilty and two others have admitted their involvement in some of the robberies (see January 2011 Incidents).

Press Association


A man has died in hospital after a double shooting at a club in Bilston, West Midlands.  The other sustained injuries which were not thought to be life-threatening.  Three people were injured in a shooting outside the same club in September 2008 (see Incidents).  Two men have been held on suspicion of murder and one on suspicion of conspiracy to wound and perverting the course of justice (Teletext, 23 November 2009).

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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.