Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

28-01-2008

A rifle was pointed at police officers called to a disturbance in Penhill, Swindon.áA man was arrested in connection with a serious firearms offence, and a number of air rifles and pellets along with crossbows and bolts were recovered from a nearby house.


BBC

28-01-2008

A presenter filming a TV documentary in Croxteth, Merseyside, has had a gun pointed at her.áA car with blacked out windows pulled up alongside the crew and an arm with a gun came out of the window.áPolice are investigating.


Scotland on Sunday

27-01-2008

A gunman is being hunted after he fled empty-handed after attempting rob a newsagents in Pollok, Glasgow.


BBC

27-01-2008

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were taken to hospital after a shooting in the Hyson Green area of Nottingham.áTheir injuries were not life threatening and the 15-year-old has been released from hospital.áPolice have stepped up patrols in and around Nottingham.


Avon and Somerset Constabulary

27-01-2008

Police are appealing for witnesses after a firearm was discharged outside a pub in Bristol.áDamage was caused to a window.


Evening News

26-01-2008

An 18-year-old girl was shot in the face with a pellet gun during a drive-by shooting in Portobello.áThe shot hit her on the lip.áShe was left in shock.


Evening News

26-01-2008

A soldier who couldn't keep up with his colleagues whilst training sparked a police alert when he was spotted walking past house in the Juniper Green area of Edinburgh carrying a rifle.áHe had decided to walk back to the barracks taking a short cut.áThe incident was described by the Army as "an error of judgement".


Wimbledon Guardian

26-01-2008

A man held up a shop in Teddington at gunpoint.áThe man pulled out a silver gun and demanded the till be opened.áHe tool ú140.


Liverpool Echo

26-01-2008

A man was shot in the back as he tried to escape a gunman he had confronted on his doorstep in Speke, Merseyside.áThe hooded gunman had smashed down the victim's front door believing him to be in his house.áThe weapon is believed to have been a low-calibre shotgun.


BBC

26-01-2008

Two men are in hospital after being shot on a housing estate in Preston.  Their injuries were not life-threatening.  Two men have been charged with attempted murder and a third man has faced charges of unlawfully possessing two shotguns without a certificate (BBC, 7 March 2008).  A number of men have received custodial sentences (see March 2009 Incidents).


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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.