Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Wiltshire Times & Chippenham News
An apparent argument over a girl ended with a teenager being shot with an air rifle in Calne. An 18-year-old man was arrested on firearms offences.
Four men were arrested when armed police went to a stretch of canal in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, following reports of an assault. One man was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and another was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm (an air weapon).
A man has been charged with a firearms offence after an air rifle was pointed at staff at Rochdale Infirmary. The incident occurred at the hospital's accident and emergency department. No-one was injured and the weapon was not fired.
A murder inquiry is under way after a triple shooting in Crumpsall, Greater Manchester. One of the victims died and the other two were injured, one seriously. A fourth man who was in a car with the other three escaped uninjured. The victims were shot at by at least one gunman on foot.
A man was in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back in Stretford, Greater Manchester. A few hours later police officers stopped a car in Fallowfield and arrested four men on suspicion of attempted murder.
A man has been arrested by police investigating the shooting of a woman police officer during a robbery at a pub in Bamber Bridge, Preston. The officer received 12 pellets in her leg and was treated in hospital. Two men charged with attempted murder have appeared in court (Lancashire Evening Post, 18 January 2008). Two men are on trial and have denied attempted murder. One of them and two other men have denied robbery. The same defendant has also pleaded not guilty to possessing a sawn-off shotgun and a pistol (BBC, 3 March 2009). Three men have been convicted of robbery and a fourth has admitted the offence. Two of them have been found guilty of wounding with intent (see April 2009 Incidents).
A man who reportedly threatened a member of the public with an "Uzi-style" sub-machine gun was shot dead by armed police officers in Stansted, near Sevenoaks in Kent. Police challenged the man and fired two shots. The incident will be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The incident is being reported to have been "suicide by cop" (Telegraph, 31 December 2007). It later emerged that the gun carried by Dayniel Tucker was a replica (This is Kent, 18 September 2008). A ballistics specialist told an inquest that when he first saw the firearm he believed in was real. The inquest also heard that Tucker had attempted suicide in the past and was likely to have been under the influence of drugs at the time of his death. The jury found that he was lawfully killed (BBC, 1 March 2010).
A man was taken to hospital after a gunman shot him in the back outside his home in Consett, County Durham. The shooting apparently followed an altercation. Five people charged in connection with the shotgun attack walked free after a judge ruled that the conduct of police officers had "seriously undermined the rule of law" (Northern Echo, 4 October 2010).
Lancashire Evening Post
A man was found shot dead in the back garden of a home in Fleetwood, Lancashire. A shotgun was recovered. The death was not being treated as suspicious.
A 20-year-old man has been shot dead on a busy street in Wavertree, Liverpool. He was walking back to the house of a friend when the shooting occurred. Three men who are on trial have all deny murder (Liverpool Echo, 28 April 2009).
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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.