Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Shots were allegedly fired from an air weapon into a street in Faifley, West Dunbartonshire, and armed police were then involved in a stand off lasting an hour-and-a-half. The police discharged a taser stun gun and a man was arrested. He will appear on charges of culpable and reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated bail, and obstructing the police.
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Sean Schuster-Lammas brought back a stun gun as a holiday souvenir from Thailand and kept it in a drawer at his home in Holcombe, Somerset. It was found by police following a tip-off. He has pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon, contrary to the Firearms Act and was placed under a two-week curfew order requiring him to stay indoors overnight.
A man walked into a corner shop in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, and threatened a member of staff with what is believed to be a handgun. He demanded cash and he was refused the robber struck the victim over the head with the weapon. A small amount of cash was stolen. The incident is linked to a recent robbery at a garage in Marston, Oxford. A man has appeared in court charged with four counts of robbery in Marston, Wheatley, Beckley and Headington, one of attempted robbery and two firearms offences (BBC, 16 February 2009). A second man has been charged with assisting an offender (BBC, 23 February 2009).
A drug dealer was found in possession of a Mac-10 sub machine gun during a search of his home in Mitcham, Surrey. David Sawby was arrested during an undercover operation targeting drug dealing and admitted possessing weapons, ammunition, drugs and stolen goods. He has been jailed for seven years. The gun had been converted by Grant Wilkinson, who was jailed for adapting ninety machine guns (see August 2008 Incidents), and had been used to kill a man in Chingford, north London, in November 2005 (see Incidents). Two men were convicted of the murder and jailed for life in November 2006 (see Incidents).
Four masked men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, attacked a motorist and stole his car in the centre of Liverpool. Their victim was attacked with a wheel brace.
Richard Harrison-Allen, 20, has been convicted of murdering a 17-year-old in Stoke Newington, east London, in November 2007 (see Incidents). The victim was shot by two gunmen. Harrison-Allen and the victim were members of rival gangs, although it was unlikely that he was the intended victim. Harrison-Allen has since been cleared following an appeal (BBC, 15 September 2010).
an McDonald pointed a fake gun at staff at a betting shop in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, in August 2008 and stole £980. He was recognised from CCTV footage. When police searched his house they found a Colt BB gun along with two other BB guns. He pleaded guilty to presenting an imitation firearm and demanding money and robbing one of the staff. Sentencing was deferred.
Evening Herald (Plymouth)
A family from Plymstock, Devon, whose cat was shot dead with a .22 air rifle, have been given a new kitten by a reader of the newspaper.
A 16-year-old was shot in the face when an air rifle was fired at him in a park in Collier Row, east London. The pellet was removed under anaesthetic but the victim "could have been dead" if he was hit inches higher in the eye.
A shotgun was fired during an armed robbery at a store in Rochdale, Lancashire. No-one was injured by the shot which was fired by a man as he tried to escape.
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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.