Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Two men have been charged with possessing a shotgun without holding a licence in Huddersfield in March 2007. One of the men, aged 19, is also charged with drug offences and possessing a weapon which would be likely to discharge liquid gas and to receiving a car knowing or believing it to be stolen. The case against the two men was adjourned until April.
A man has been charged with possessing an air rifle in public after a drinker in a pub in Ironbridge was shot in the head. The shot was fired from a passing car.
A woman in Lydiate, Ormskirk, has described how a pellet was fired from an air rifle or BB gun at her living room window shattering the glass.
A teenager was left fighting for his life after being shot in the face in a drive-by shooting in Hackney, east London. The 18-year-old was driving with his girlfriend when a vehicle pulled alongside their car and shots were fired at point-blank range. The victim's car swerved and crashed into a lamppost.
Eastern Daily Press
Three teenage robbers, one aged 14 and two aged 15, who used ball bearing guns and a knife to terrorise holidaymakers in attacks in Southwold, Suffolk, have been sentenced for robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy to rob after three attacks in August 2007. The three stole a digital camera from a man and his son and had attempted to rob another man walking alone along the promenade. One 15-year-old was given a 12 month referral order and the other avoided custody only because he was 14 when he committed the offence. The 14-year-old was also given a 12 month referral order.
The Citizen (Blackburn)
David Rowlands has pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He had pointed a gun at a police officer's face who tackled him after Rowlands had chased children with the weapon near a supermarket in Darwen in February 2007 (see Incidents). The gun was a plastic ball-bearing gun, although the officer was not aware of this until he grabbed Rowlands' hand. When his holdall was search another imitation ball bearing type pump action shotgun was found. PC Alan Hurst has been praised by the judge, his boss and a councillor for his courage.
Port Talbot Guardian
In a second armed robbery in the Afan Valley in a month a female worker at Dyffryn Rhondda Post Office was threatened with a gun. A man made off with cash. In February a gun was used to threaten staff at Cymmer Post Office where a large but undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
A man was taken to hospital with face and body injuries after being shot in an incident in the Mayhill area of Swansea. Two men have been released on bail and a third man is being questioned (BBC, 25 March 2008).
A kitten had to undergo emergency surgery after an airgun pellet went through his side, liver, kidney and spleen causing internal bleeding. His owner from Chorley, Lancashire, found her pet very quiet and lethargic and she picked him up she felt a hole in his side.
A steward of a club in Platt Bridge was brutally assaulted by a gunman who dragged him back to work and forced him to open up the club and hand over the takings. But the gunman fled empty-handed after another man rushed into the club and wrestled the attacker to the ground. The gun was levelled and fired in his direction.
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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.