Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Daily Post

28-05-2008

Daily Post, 28 May 2008 North Wales Police revealed officers have dealt with 83 criminal incidents involving BB guns, air weapons and replica firearms over the last 12 months, the latest involving a schoolboy carrying a BB gun. The newspaper has found that BB guns and airguns are readily available across North Wales and they were able to source a weapon for 5 within minutes in Colwyn Bay.


BBC

28-05-2008

BBC, 28 May 2008 Scott McEwan was drunk when he walked into a GP's surgery in Errol, Perthshire, in February 2008 and pulled out a gun in front of staff and patients. He claimed he had forgotten putting the weapon, a black BB gun described as a fairly good replica of an automatic pistol, in his pocket. He was given 18 months probation and told to complete 100 hours unpaid work.


BBC

28-05-2008

BBC, 18 May 2008 Tony Turner was being transferred from Pentonville Prison in April 2008 when he was freed by three men in Barking, east London. The men then escaped with him by car. Turner has been recaptured and faces extra offences including conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm. He was already facing charges related to armed robberies. Another man has been charged with conspiracy to rob, possession of a firearm and assisting an offender.


BBC

28-05-2008

BBC, 28 May 2008 Three men have been jailed for life for shooting dead a man they thought had raped a woman friend. Their victim was killed in Catford, south London, in May 2007. Michael Peters will serve a minimum of 30 years and Sebastian Baptiste-Gomez and Dean Clement were jailed for 28 years each.


Richmond and Twickenham Times

28-05-2008

Richmond & Twickenham Times, 28 May 2008 Three hopeful car buyers were robbed and threatened with a gun and knives in Twickenham, south west London, where they had gone for a pre-arranged meeting. They were approached by three men, one of whom produced a gun. Two of the men have now been charged, one with robbery and possession of a weapon and another with robbery and possession of an imitation weapon with intent to use. The third suspect was released.


Swindon Advertiser

28-05-2008

Swindon Advertiser, 28 May 2008 Air rifle and ball bearing gunshots have been fired during several incidents in the Stratton area of Swindon. The shootings have been mainly at the windows of businesses and shop windows have been smashed.


BBC

27-05-2008

BBC, 27 May 2008 A student accused of trying to buy a gun with fake ID in Vermont, USA, is being investigated by West Mercia Police over "firearms offences and other matters" in the UK. A suspicious package was found at his university residence in Worcester.


Bexhill-on-Sea

27-05-2008

Bexhill-on-Sea Observer, 27 May 2008 A man was arrested and cautioned for possession of an imitation firearm after police went to a park in Abbey Water, Romsey in Hampshire, following a report from a member of the public.


Birmingham Mail

27-05-2008

Birmingham Mail, 27 May 2008 A man was shot in the eye by a gunman who fired through the window of a house in Woodgate Valley, Birmingham. The victim was found on the floor of the property and was in a "stable condition" in hospital. A man and a teenage woman have been arrested. The police said it was not clear whether the shot came from a ball-bearing gun, air pistol or a genuine firearm. A man has been charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm (BBC, 28 May 2008).


Daily Mirror

27-05-2008

Daily Mirror, 27 May 2008 Ball-bearing guns were given to children as prizes at a fair at Market Weighton, East Yorkshire. Children as young as five were spotted loading and playing with the guns on their own. The town council has said that it did not know about the guns and would not let it happen again.


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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.