Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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A man suffered head injuries when he was attacked with a crowbar by men who threatened to shoot him and then stole his car. The victim was parking his car in Bulkington, Warwickshire, at the time of the attack.
A cat has had its leg amputated after it was shot with an airgun in Findhorn, Moray. The pellet shattered its right back leg.
A gang of girls allegedly held up a woman at gunpoint near Hyde Park in London. They demanded the victim "give us your money", then handed it back saying it was a joke, but one pulled out a ball bearing gun, aimed it at the victim and pulled the trigger. One girl, aged 16, has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Three other women, two of whom are teenagers, have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Stroud News & Journal
A cat was left with an air rifle pellet lodged three inches deep in his leg after he was shot in Rodborough, Gloucestershire. His owner first thought he had been run over, but vets found the pellet.
Brian Wall has been found guilty of shooting a commuter who went to the aid of a female security guard who was being robbed at the railway station in Rayleigh, Essex, in May 2007 (see Incidents). Wall was found guilty of committing grievous bodily harm with intent, conspiracy to commit robberies between September 2006 and April 2008 and conspiracy to possess firearms for these attacks. The jury failed to reach a verdict on two others accused who were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robberies and conspiracy to possess firearms. A retrial was ordered by the judge (Southend Standard, 21 May 2009). Wall has been jailed for at least 12 years (BBC, 18 June 2009). Terry Smith has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years after being found guilty of masterminding a series of violent raids including the one at Rayleigh. Another man was cleared of charges of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to commit robberies (Guardian, 26 February 2010).
This is Plymouth
Vandals caused thousands of pounds worth of damage when ten cars were targeted in Honicknowle, Plymouth. In one incident dents caused by a ball bearing gun were found in the back door of one car.
A man has died after being found with gun injuries in Croydon, south London. Police were called to the scene after reports of shots being fired. It is believed that the shooting was a revenge attack for a previous incident and followed recent tit-for-tat shootings in the area (This is Local London, 19 May 2009). Two men who are on trial deny murder (Local Guardian, 2 February 2010).
Three handguns, cash and drugs were seized by police following a series of raids in east Lancashire. Addresses were raided in Blackburn, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington. Four men and two women were arrested on suspicion of drug offences and a teenager has been charged with drug and firearm offences (BBC, 20 May 2009).
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
The prosecution of a suspected armed robber has been formally closed following his apparent suicide in prison. The man was accused of aggravated burglaries in the Northampton area, robberies and possession of an imitation firearm. He had denied the charges but was in prison awaiting sentence for drugs and bail offences.
Southern Daily Echo
A cat owner from Park Gate, Hampshire, is offering a reward to catch the person who left her pet fighting for his life after he was shot with an air rifle. The cat was found crying in pain with a gaping hole in his chest. Vets confirmed he had been shot by an airgun and amputated his front leg. Another cat has a broken leg after being shot in Thornhill, Southampton, a week earlier.
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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.