Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

11-02-2010

A 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being shot with an air rifle on a housing estate near St Austell, Cornwall.  A pellet was removed from his neck.  A man was arrested and later released on bail.


BBC

11-02-2010

A man was shot with an air rifle while playing golf on a course in Barlborough, Derbyshire.  The victim was left with a red mark on his chest.  The offender was not found.


BBC

11-02-2010

Donatien Chamchawala from Blackwood, Gwent, has admitted possessing a modified starting pistol.  The prohibited weapon was found at his home in April 2009.  He has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act (see May 2010 Incidents).


This is Nottingham

10-02-2010

Jennifer Robinson, 19, has been jailed for four years after she hid a 12-bore sawn-off shotgun.  The gun was found in the wardrobe in her room at her hostel in Clifton, Nottingham, in May 2009.  At the time she was on bail for burglary.  She had admitted all charges.


South Wales Argus

10-02-2010

Jamie Thomas, 20, has admitted possessing a ball-bearing gun and air rifle in a public place.  He was driving through Brynmawr, Gwent, in March 2009 when his passenger shouted and pointed the ball-bearing handgun at a passer-by through an open window.  The weapons were recovered during a search of the car.  He was also one of four men involved in a drunken brawl which broke out on a train from Cardiff to Ebbw Vale for which they all received jail sentences.  Thomas was sentenced to six months for this, a further three months for possessing the ball bearing gun and four months for possessing the air rifle, both sentences to run concurrently with his six month sentence.


Gazette & Herald

10-02-2010

A verdict of suicide has been recorded at an inquest into the death of a 19-year-old who was found dead at his home in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, in July 2008 with a single shotgun wound to the head.


This is Wiltshire

09-02-2010

Two men used a gun to try and hold up a newsagent in Pinehurst, Wiltshire.  They were confronted and quickly made their getaway empty-handed.  An imitation gun was found at the scene.  One man has been arrested (Swindon Advertiser, 10 February 2010).


Telegraph & Argus

09-02-2010

Two gun enthusiasts have each been jailed after one sold the other a prohibited US army pistol, a Colt 45.  Brian Teesdale from Baildon, West Yorkshire, was jailed for three years for possessing the gun and ammunition in November 2009.  He had bought the gun from his friend, Martin Wells from Guiseley, nine years ago.  Wells had bought the gun at an international arms fair and was told that it was not an illegal weapon.  He sold it to Teesdale when he realised that it was.  Wells, a shotgun licence holder for 30 years, has been jailed for 18 months.


Scarborough Evening News

09-02-2010

A man has appeared before magistrates after police found a weapon during a search of his property in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.  He faced allegations of possessing a firearm and ammunition without a certificate.  A further examination on the size of the barrel of the gun is to take place.


The Press

09-02-2010

Ian Wynne was armed with an imitation pistol when he demanded cash from an employee at a shop in Selby, North Yorkshire, in October 2009 (see Incidents).  He was arrested shortly afterwards and has pleaded guilty to robbery and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence.  He has been warned that he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.  He had previously been jailed for ten years for a series of armed raids.  He has been given an indefinite sentence (The Press, 6 May 2010).


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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.