Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man with a gun walking on a street in Stoke, Staffordshire. Officers seized an air weapon and arrested a teenage male on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and using threatening behaviour to cause fear.
News & Star The Cumberland News
Police officers executed a warrant at a property in Maryport, Cumbria and arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm and crack cocaine. Click on media link to read full report.
Jackson-Lee Scriven, Cornel Florea, Hayden Inglis, and Robert Murphy have been sentenced for their involvement in a shooting in January 2023. The four men surrounded a vehicle in St Leonards, East Sussex before one of them fired shots from an imitation gun. Another of the group was armed with a knife. The driver of the car managed to drive away and armed police arrested the suspects at a nearby address. Scriven, 23, was jailed for five years and two months after admitting affray and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Florea, 21, and Inglis, 29, received 20 months and 22 months, respectively, for affray and possession of a bladed article, while Murphy, 34, was handed a 20-month suspended sentence with 200 hours of unpaid work for affray.
A man was treated in hospital after being shot in Erith, South East London. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. No arrests have yet been reported.
Redditch & Alcester Advertiser
Armed police officers were deployed in response to a report of a man with a handgun in Redditch, Worcestershire. A teenage boy was apprehended and an imitation gun was seized. The youth was given a warning before being collected by his mother.
One cat has died after being shot in the head with a suspected air gun in Newington, Kent, while another was seriously injured by a pellet in the same village some days previously. Click on media link to read full report.
St Helens Star
Following a report that four males were seen running away after a loud bang on a street in Prescot, Merseyside, a teenage boy was charged with modifying an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.
A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a shotgun without a licence and possession of prohibited weapons and ammunition after police officers discovered suspicious devices at a property in Littleport, Cambridgeshire. Click on media link to read full report.
Barry & District News
Two seagulls were put to sleep after being shot in Barry, South Wales. Both birds had suffered broken wings. Gulls, their eggs and their nests are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, meaning it is illegal to intentionally kill, take or injure them and other wild birds except under licence. The RSPCA is calling for tighter controls with better education and explanation of the law when buying an air gun.
During a week of action designed to combat knife crime, police officers seized an air rifle at a property in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and arrested a man on suspicion of breaching the firearms act. Click on media link to read full report.
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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.