Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Mark Kernaghan raided the post office in Dundonald, Ayrshire, at gunpoint in August 2008 and stole £1240. He has admitted robbery and presenting an imitation firearm.
A man has been charged with possessing an unloaded air weapon in a public place. He is alleged to have been carrying the weapon on a footbridge in Polegate, East Sussex.
An air pistol was among items stolen from the boot of a car in Bolton, Lancashire. The police are concerned that the weapon, which looks like a silver handgun could be used in more serious crimes and could cause injury if it is fired.
Thieves stole three shotguns from a house in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. They removed a gun safe containing the guns as well as another safe containing a substantial amount of cash. Both safes were later found dumped and empty in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.
Six youths went to a park in Blackpool armed with ball bearing guns and targeted half a dozen children, aged between two and 13, who were playing there. One boy was hit in the leg with a pellet. Their mothers called 999 but the operator refused to send a patrol car. The families later received an apology from the police. Two 13-year-old boys and one 12-year-old have been given youth referral orders and a number of BB guns have been confiscated.
A man was shot four times after an incident at a mobile home park in Crowthorne, Berkshire. The victim is in a stable condition in hospital. The police have described the incident as a family dispute that got out of hand (BBC, 11 September 2009). A man has been convicted of attempted murder (see May 2010 Incidents).
In a third shooting in Battersea, south London, in just 24 hours a woman found marks made by shotgun pellets in her front door.
A firearm was seized during a series of raids by the police targeting an organised crime group. The raids were made on properties in Luton and Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, Bletchley in Buckinghamshire and Stevenage in Hertfordshire.
A man from Golders Green, north London, faces a charge of possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition as well as other charges after police searched thousands of safety deposit boxes. Two other directors of the same safety deposit box company also face various charges. A man has pleaded guilty to 14 offences including possession of a firearm (see March 2011 Incidents).
Two men armed with what appeared to be a handgun robbed a bank in Melbourne, Derbyshire. No-one was injured.
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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.