Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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17-03-2008

Karol Hanicki aimed an antique shotgun at police called to a domestic incident in Coleview. He pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He also admitted an offence of actual bodily harm on his wife and common assault on his son.


Lancashire Telegraph

17-03-2008

Adrian Bird admitted his part in a street melee in Bacup in which a girl was hit by a pellet from an air pistol. He admitted affray and possessing a firearm when prohibited. He was given six months in jail, suspended for 12 months, with supervision and 200 hours unpaid work.


Evening Star

17-03-2008

A cashier at a garage in Melton, Suffolk, has spoken as police hunted for a robber who burst into petrol station and seized 350 in notes. He said the robber had lifted his jumper to show a gun, believed to be a silver revolver with a wooden handle.


BBC

17-03-2008

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an armed robbery on a store in St Ann's, Nottingham. The youths, two aged 14 and one 15, were charged with armed robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.


BBC

17-03-2008

Three masked men armed with a handgun robbed a convenience store in Shenstone, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. They stole a small quantity of cash from the till before leaving.


BBC

17-03-2008

Three men have been arrested after an incident in which a window was broken and a gun fired at flats in Derby. It is unclear what type of gun was used.


BBC

17-03-2008

A man has been shot and killed in the Newtown area of Birmingham. The man was found by police officers and was taken to hospital but subsequently died. It is believed that he was shot as he fled along an alleyway after being attacked as he drove through area (Birmingham Mail, 21 March 2008).


BBC

17-03-2008

A man was shot on a bus in Streatham, south London. He was taken to a hospital where his condition was described as stable.


BBC

17-03-2008

Police are investigating after a rare peregrine falcon was shot and injured in St Lawrence, near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The bird was discovered with a gun shot wound to its back in the garden of a house. A vet found an airgun pellet still lodged in its body as well as signs of earlier shotgun wounds that had healed.


Sunday Mercury

16-03-2008

Simon Charity, 20, fired pellets from an air rifle from his bedroom window in Sneinton, Nottingham, and hit a pregnant woman and an 11-year-old boy. He has been sentenced to four years in youth custody.


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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.