Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Two youths on motor scooters fired shots into a car in Battersea, south London. No one was hurt but the car windows were smashed.
A man who had stood outside the home of another man with a chainsaw running was found to have a samurai sword in the boot of his car, an air pistol in his trouser pocket and a wrap of cocaine when he was arrested by police. Andrew Pickles from Lymm, Cheshire, was given 80 hours community service
A man was shot dead in a street in Clapton, east London. Police were called following reports of gunshots and found the victim with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. Two men have been arrested. The shooting is thought to be part of a feud between drug gangs and detectives are examining possible links between this murder and the fatal shooting of a man in Tottenham a few days earlier (Times, 7 October 2009).
A teenager was shot in the shoulder in Dovecot, Merseyside. Police believe the victim had been targeted. Three men and two women have been arrested.
Fourteen people have been arrested over suspected firearms offences in a major anti-crime drive, Break the Circle of Violence, run by Strathclyde Police.
A pensioner has been found shot dead in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. It is believed he had suffered a single gunshot wound. Police say they are not treating his death as suspicious.
An air rifle sniper shot a teenage car driver, hitting him in the wrist. The shooting took place as the victim was driving along a street in Plymouth.
A man has been arrested after police allegedly found a firearm, stun gun, CS gas and a grenade in Islington, north London. The man had been wanted since 2006 in connection with an armed robbery in Liverpool.
Norwich Evening News
A burglar who pleaded guilty to robbing an elderly widow and asked for 32 other offences to be taken into consideration also admitted possessing an air weapon. Police found a spring-loaded air weapon, which Minnie Boy Lee was banned from owning, in his caravan at Mile Cross, Norfolk. He said the firearm had been one he had picked up on his travels. He was jailed for two years and nine months for all the offences.
St Albans & Harpenden Review
A 19-year-old who was jailed after robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint has had his sentence reduced. He had threatened to shoot the woman and her unborn child before stealing puppies, mobile phones and a kitchen knife. Niikwao Nunoo from Welham Green, Hertfordshire, had pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. He had his sentence reduced from six years to five years.
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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.