Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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South Wales Evening Post
A villager in Seven Sisters in the Dulais Valley has reported that air rifles have regularly been fired at his property. He believed the attacks are part of an anti-English campaign.
Rochdale Online Police and Trading Standards
Greater Manchester Police and Trading Standards targetting dealers selling realistic imitation firearms and air weapons.
The Herald (Plymouth)
A ball bearing gun and an air weapon were seized from a property in Camels Head, Plymouth, during a raid on a suspected brothel. Four people were arrested.
Clive Taylor of New Mills in Derbyshire terrified a neighbour by pointing an air rifle at him during an argument in September 2007. Two air rifles were found at his home. He has been jailed for 24 weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of harassment.
A man has been arrested after patients at a doctor's surgery in Birmingham were threatened with a gun. A man was being question on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
David Schoular was drunk when he aimed an imitation gun at a 15-year-old as he walked past shops in Newmains, North Lanarkshire, in November 2007. The boy believed he was going to be shot. Schoular admitted having in his possession a firearm or an imitation firearm with intent to cause his victim to believe violence would be used against him. He has been jailed for two years.
Welwyn & Hatfield Times
The Potters Bar Edition of the paper revealed an attack on a cat which is now recovering after being shot three times with an air rifle.
Gavin Charters has been jailed for five years after drugs and an MP5 semi automatic machine gun were found in his home in Ramsgate, Kent, in December 2008. He had pleaded guilty to the offence of possessing the firearm.
A TV celebrity and her friend were threatened at gunpoint while leaving a nightclub in Mayfair, Central London. She was attacked by four men who tried to hijack her car.
Matthew Oliver and Heather Rothan have been jailed for repeatedly shooting a 17-year-old girl by taking potshots at her with an air rifle on a towpath and then back at home in Wolverhampton. The victim was found to have 15 entry wounds when taken to hospital with 10 pellets still embedded in her skin. Oliver was jailed for five years, Rothan for two 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.