Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Two guns have been stolen during a raid on a gun shop in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. The weapons taken were Pietta 44 calibre and Eurolion (a Colt 45 replica) revolvers. The guns were removed from a safe, along with some cash. Around 35 tubs and tubes containing 400 ball-bearing (BB) pellets were also stolen along with around 100 cylinders suitable for air pistols.
A teenage girl is recovering after she was shot in the head by an airgun shooter while playing on a trampoline in her back garden in Morpeth, Northumberland. A man has been charged with assault and a woman with incitement to unlawfully wound.
A gun has been fired outside a bar in Broomhouse, Edinburgh. Police investigating the incident say it may be linked to an earlier shotgun attack on a taxi.
A man threatened a woman shop worker with a gun during an armed robbery in Buttershaw, West Yorkshire. He is believed to have been carrying a silver handgun. The suspect left empty-handed after she woman and a colleague refused to hand over any money.
Graham Calvert of Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, has admitted illegally possessing a handgun and possessing cocaine. He will be sentenced next month.
Evening Express (Aberdeen)
More than 200 airguns have been handed in to Grampian Police since the start of 2007. They were among 840 firearms given up.
Weston & Somerset Mercury
Two men were shot with pellets from an air rifle at a friend's birthday party at a social club in Weston-super-Mare. Both were treated at the scene but agree they were lucky to escape with superficial injuries and that none of the 20 children present were shot. About seven pellets were found on the floor.
A teenager was shot in the eye at close range with an airgun in Leyland, Lancashire. He remains in a stable condition in hospital. A 20-year-old is due to appear in court. He has been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, wounding and offering to supply drugs.
A man preparing to hang himself was arrested after he raised a .22 air rifle when officers rushed to his house in Eastbourne, Sussex, after being told he intended to kill himself. He shouted at them to 'Get out of my house' before appearing with the gun. He is now on trial accused of having a firearm with intent to cause a police officer to believe unlawful violence would be used against him.
Michael Diamantis pulled a handgun on his 17-year-old victim and shot him in the stomach when a chance meeting turned into a bitter row in Tottenham, north London, in August 2007. The bullet passed through the victim's arm, shredded his spleen and he was only saved and an emergency operation to remove the damaged organ. Diamantis was caught after people at the mosque to which he escaped were concerned about his agitated manner. He admitted grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition and was jailed for a total of ten years. His girlfriend Monica Conceicao was given a suspended jail sentence after hiding the gun under a bed.
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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.