Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Manchester Evening News


CCTV pictures have been released showing two men threatening staff and customers at a store in Trafford, Greater Manchester, with a handgun during a raid in August 2009.  The men stole hundreds of pounds in cash from the tills.

Norwich Evening News


Jordan Bush pleaded guilty to having a loaded air weapon in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse and a second charge of being drunk and disorderly.  He had pulled an airgun from his bag outside a pub in Sprowston, Norfolk, in September 2009.  He was given a 12 months community order with the requirement he carries out 120 hours unpaid work.  An order was also made for the forfeiture and destruction of the weapon.

Sheffield Telegraph


A court has heard how two men were kidnapped and tortured in a flat in Sheffield after finding and then hiding a gun used to kill a teenager in the city in July 2008.  The two were threatened and hit with a gun.  One man is charged with assisting an offender by recovering the murder weapon, possessing the sawn-off shotgun after the killing, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.  Another man is charged with false imprisonment, possessing a firearm and assault and a teenager faces the same charges and is also accused of assisting an offender.

This is Wiltshire


A man has been accused of having a sawn-off shotgun which he is said to have had in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, in August 2009.  He pleaded not guilty to possessing an altered firearm without a certificate and another firearm charge.  During the trial he pleaded guilty and awaits sentence (see February 2010 Incidents).

Wandsworth Guardian


A 15-year-old has been arrested by police in Wandsworth, south London, for storing ammunition at home for older friends.  The police have warned that teenagers in the borough are being used to store firearms for older criminals.

Worcester News


A burger van window was shattered by a shot from an airgun or BB gun, believed to have been fired from a passing van in Leigh Sinton, Worcestershire.

Eastern Daily Press


A cat is recovering after being shot with an air rifle in Watton, Norfolk.  He was found bleeding under a bed at the home of his owner and an examination at the vets showed he had a pellet lodged in his shoulder.

Ilford Recorder


Three raiders threatened to shoot a shopkeeper in Newbury Park, east London, unless he handed over hundreds of pounds.  The shopkeeper had already pressed the panic alarm when one of the men pulled out a gun, covered in brown cloth, and aimed it at him.  The shopkeeper was punched during the robbery.

Oxford Times


Three men entered a petrol station in Oxford and threatened a member of staff with what police said had been described as a plastic gun.  The men took £50 in cash from the till.  CCTV footage of the incident has been released (BBC, 3 November 2009).

Peterborough Evening Telegraph


Two men threatened a member of staff at a store in Huntingdon with a gun and demanded he hand over money from the till.  The men left after taking the money.  A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of possession of a firearm and been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in custody (see November 2010 Incidents).

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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.