Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Mis Cheshire Chronicle

09-02-2009

A man threatened a female worker with a firearm at a bank in Winsford, Cheshire.  He escaped with cash stuffed into a holdall which he had instructed the woman to pass to him from the safe.


Evening Leader

09-02-2009

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 18, were treated for gunshot wounds to the face after taking themselves to hospital with superficial injuries following an attack in Norris Green, Liverpool.  A 15-year-old boy has been released on bail after being arrested with the double shooting (BBC, 12 February 2009).


Bury Times

09-02-2009

Three men have been charged with possession of a firearm without a certificate after the death in December 2008 (see Incidents) of a teenage girl who was shot in the eye with an air weapon in Bury.


Bury Times

09-02-2009

Three men have been charged with possession of a firearm without a certificate after the death in December 2008 (see Incidents) of a teenage girl who was shot in the eye with an air weapon in Bury.


BBC

09-02-2009

A 17-year-old is in a serious but stable condition after being shot in Camberwell, south-east London.


BBC

09-02-2009

Gary Oddy was jailed for seven years in October 2008 after admitting possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.  He had pointed a gun at his ex-wife and fired a shot about her head in her home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.  The Court of Appeal has now reduced his sentence by one year, finding that he should be rewarded for his guilty plea.


BBC

09-02-2009

Three men have been released on bail after a gun was fired at a house in Sarisbury Green, Hampshire, for the second time in a month.  The first incident occurred in January 2008 (see Incidents).  Nobody was hurt.  Two men and a 17-year-old are facing charges of possessing a sawn-off shotgun, possessing an imitation firearm and making threats to cause damage and affray (Southern Daily Echo, 23 July 2009).


Daily Post

09-02-2009

A gunman robbed a betting shop in Llandudno, Conwy.  He walked into the premises with what appeared to be a handgun in a black plastic bag and escaped with around £300 in cash.


Evening Star

08-02-2009

Mark Stagg, described as a prolific offender, wielded a BB gun in Ipswich town centre after stealing the weapon in a burglary.  He has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to charges of affray and burglary.  He had produced the gun at a takeaway and demanded a kebab.  He then claimed he was only joking and was removed from the shop.  He was later seen pointing the gun at women and his own head before being arrested.


Birmingham Post

08-02-2009

Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired in a street in Birmingham.  No one was injured in the incident but a car was damaged.


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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.