Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Three men entered a petrol station in Oxford and threatened a member of staff with what police said had been described as a plastic gun. The men took £50 in cash from the till. CCTV footage of the incident has been released (BBC, 3 November 2009).
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Two men threatened a member of staff at a store in Huntingdon with a gun and demanded he hand over money from the till. The men left after taking the money. A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of possession of a firearm and been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in custody (see November 2010 Incidents).
South Wales Evening Post
A number of weapons and stolen property have been recovered by police searching for James Stevenson who escaped from court in Swansea after being sentenced for a firearms offence (see below). Fourteen premises in the Swansea area and as far a field as Cardiff were searched, and among the weapons found were air weapons and a BB gun.
Sutton Borough Guardian
Sachmo Quain has been jailed for eight years for firing a gun when two gangs, Terror Zone and Stick Up Kids, began fighting with belts as weapons outside a club in Sutton, south London, in September 2008. Police recovered a loaded sawn-off shotgun, belts and knives. Quain was found guilty of two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Five others have been found guilty of other charges. Quain's sentence has been considered to be "unduly lenient" and has been increased to 11 years after an appeal (Sutton Guardian, 15 July 2010).
This is Leicestershire
A pet dog was fatally shot in Shepshed, Leicestershire. It died three days after being hit with an airgun pellet.
A man was shot in the leg as he was leaving his home in Longford, near Coventry. He was sitting in his car at the time of the attack, which is believed to have been targeted. Three gunshots are believed to have broken the victim's leg (Coventry Telegraph, 13 October 2009). Three men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder (BBC, 16 November 2009).
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
A man has denied being connected to a Russian pistol, ammunition and silencer discovered in an abandoned car in Far Cotton, Northampton. He denied possessing the firearm without a certificate or that traces of his DNA were found on the weapon.
A drive-by shooting of a group of six teenagers in Mitcham, south London, was a case of mistaken identity according to police. Only one of the group was hit in the attack. He was hit in the leg but has since been released from hospital. A semi-automatic machine gun, possibly a Mac 10, was fired by a passenger on the back of a motorbike.
A man will appear in court charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence to two women in St Albans, Hertfordshire, as well as charges of dangerous driving, causing damage to two police vehicles and robbing a woman of a handbag.
A cat was treated by vets after it was shot in the shoulder with an airgun in Evesham, Worcestershire.
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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.