Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

26-03-2008

A man is on trial accused of conspiracy to murder a man who was shot outside his home in Dormanstown, near Redcar in Teesside, in September 1996. He had been extradited from Spain to face trial. Four men have previously been convicted in the case, two with murder.


Evening News (Edinburgh)

26-03-2008

A woman whose husband attacked her with a stun gun said she is concerned he may try to contact her again. Marek Ilves pleaded guilty to the attack, during which the stun gun failed to activate, which happened in December 2007, and he was fined 660 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.


This is Hampshire

25-03-2008

A gunman walked into a store in Portsmouth and made off with 11,000. The forced members of staff into a room at the rear of the shop and, after repeatedly punching one man, forced him to open the safe whilst pointing the gun at him.


Redditch Advertiser

25-03-2008

A teenager was grabbed around the throat and threatened with what appeared to be an airgun as he was leaving a park in Church Hill. He was approached by a male who had been with another group of males and a girl who ordered him to hand over his mobile phone. The phone was recovered nearby.


Liverpool Echo

25-03-2008

Armed police sealed off a road in Kirkdale, Liverpool, after reports that four teenagers who were setting off fire hydrants might have a gun. Four suspects were arrested as they came out of a house and taken away for questioning. Police found a ball bearing gun, a machete and an extendable baton in the house.


BBC

25-03-2008

Two men with a handgun robbed a bookmakers in Kitts Green, Birmingham. They forced the store manager to open the safe and stole an undisclosed amount of money.


YourCanterbury.com Safer Spring Initiative Weapons Amnesty

25-03-2008

Kent Police with Kent and Medway Trading Standards 'Safer Spring' initiative weapons amnesty


Daily Record

25-03-2008

George Bundy from Dunblane has had his replica guns removed by police after a minor disturbance at his home. Officers seized his two 1860s-style Colt pistols and a Winchester rifle for tests. Bundy claimed that the guns cannot be converted to fire live rounds and are always locked away.


BBC

25-03-2008

Michael Absalom has been jailed for eight years and six months after two armed raids on a money exchange office in Glasgow in February 2007 (see Incidents) and on a bank in Troon in August 2007 (see Incidents). After the first incident he disposed of dyed note under a bin along with his gun, which he had pointed at two tellers. In the second raid he menaced three tellers with a Luger-type gun.


Weston & Somerset Mercury

24-03-2008

A four-year-old's toy gun sparked a major armed police operation in Worle, Somerset. The police were alerted by a member of the public who spotted what was thought to be a handgun on the parcel shelf of a car. The police say that this is exactly the type of problem caused by fake guns and that anyone who has a toy gun is putting themselves at serious risk of being shot by police because they are almost impossible to distinguish fro real guns.


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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.