Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Vandals have caused £450 damage to windows of a charity base in Scunthorpe, Humberside. The damage was inflicted with an airgun.
Two intruders forced their way into a supermarket in Benton, Tyneside. They were armed with a machete and a shotgun. They grabbed some tills and made off from the store. Two men have been charged with robbing this and four more supermarkets and with burgling six others from November 2008 to May 2009 (BBC, 25 November 2009).
A 19-year-old man from Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was arrested after being seen brandishing the weapon at members of the public and was charged with possessing a Taser-style weapon
A ball bearing gun was among items confiscated from away football supporters at the Oxford United home game with Forest Green Rovers. According to the police the gun was not on display or being used so there was not a possession of an imitation firearm offence.
One man has been killed and another is in a stable condition after a shooting close to a popular nightclub in Southwark, south London. Later reports indicate that the dead man was deliberately run down by a car. Three men with the victim pulled out guns and fired at the car. One man, who is believed to have been in the car, was shot (Evening Standard, 1 September 2009). The gunman has been convicted of attempted murder and the man he shot with murder (see August 2010 Incidents).
John Wallace left a Webley MKIV hinged frame revolver, the cylinder and barrel from a Smith and Wesson style revolver, ammunition and gunpowder lying about his flat in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. They were found when police forced entry into the property in October 2007 to investigate a water leak. He has held a firearms and shotgun certificate since 1968 and had a longstanding interest in guns. It was claimed he had forgotten about the gun because he was out of the country for two thirds of the year. Wallace has admitted three breaches of the Firearms Act and one of the Explosives Act. He was fined £7,500.
Jason Hook from Hawick has been admonished for having an air pistol on him without reasonable excuse in December 2008 (see Incidents). The weapon has been confiscated.
A man was shot in the leg at a house in Darras Hall, Northumberland. He was shot with a double-barrelled shotgun. Two men have been charged with conspiracy to wound and commit grievous bodily harm (Evening Chronicle, 19 September 2009).
Shots were fired during a "confrontation" in Stanley, County Durham. One man, who was being treated in hospital, is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder, and a second man has been charged with dangerous driving. A shotgun has been recovered. A man who owned the shotgun legally has been jailed for seven years after admitting various firearms offences (see February 2009 Incidents).
A man has been found shot dead at the wheel of his crashed car in Shirecliffe, Sheffield. A murder inquiry has been launched. Three brothers have been charged with conspiracy to murder (The Star, 2 September 2009). Altogether six men have been charged (BBC, 20 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.