Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Damage worth £35,000 has been caused by slingshots and BB guns to a school in Poole, Dorset. Around 40 panes of glass were peppered with more than 100 holes and pock marks. An 11-year-old was arrested at his home in connection with the incident.
Ball bearing guns were among items immediately taken off sale when trading standards officers raided a market-style shop in South Shore, Blackpool, and seized £20,000 worth of goods.
London Daily News
Three men have been injured, two seriously, in separate shootings in London. A man was shot in his car on Parliament Hill, Gospel Oak, and is in a life-threatening condition. The shooting is thought to be drug-related. Another man was shot in the head in Thornton Heath and is in a serious but stable condition. The third victim was a teenager who was shot in an estate in Brixton.
Telegraph & Argus
A family in Low Moor, Bradford, have had their windows blasted with a shotgun after a row over a stolen bicycle. At least two shots were fired at the house, and a motorcycle was seen speeding away from the scene. The shooting followed shortly after a girl had accused a member of the family of stealing a bike. Police recovered an air rifle but the shotgun has not been found.
This is Staffordshire
A firearms response was deployed after a report was received of a teenage boy, dressed in combat trousers, a khaki top and balaclava, carrying what was believed to be two firearms in Stoke-on-Trent. Following enquiries it was thought that the youth was involved in some kind of game using realistic looking replica firearms. The police have urged parents not to buy their children air weapons and imitation firearms as toys.
A postman who helped track down an armed robber is to be awarded a commendation. He noted the registration number of a van whose driver was acting suspiciously. The driver was about to rob a post office in Loppington, Shropshire. The incident took place in November 2007. The offender, Aaron Scane, who brandished an imitation handgun and escaped with £760, admitted robbery and possessing a firearm and was later jailed for six years (Whitchurch Herald, 22 January 2008).
Joseph Shaw, a former local councillor, has been jailed for six years after police found an illegal gun, a Smith & Wesson revolver with ammunition, and child abuse images at his home in Standish, Greater Manchester. Five years of the sentence were for the firearm offence.
Drug dealer Andre Singh made a woman who sold drugs for him kneel in woods near Banbury, Oxfordshire, in March 2008, and then put a gun in her mouth before wrestling her to the floor and cutting off part of her ear. She owed him £10. He was convicted of wounding with intent, of having cocaine with intent to supply and possession of a firearm without a certificate. Last year he was also found guilty of shooting a man who owed him money twice in the leg (see October 2008 Incidents).
David Kay of Great Lever, Greater Manchester, has been jailed for 240 days for attacking his partner in August 2003. He admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and three counts of failing to surrender. The attack occurred when Kay became upset after his partner had confiscated an air rifle he had bought for their son.
A 15-year-old boy was walking with friends in Hainault, north east London, when he was shot in the lower back. He was rushed to hospital where he is recovering from serious injuries. A gang of youths is thought to have been responsible for the shooting.
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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.