Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC

24-05-2008

BBC, 24 May 2008 A teenager is fighting for his life following a shooting in a street in Archway, north London. He was taken to a local hospital where his condition is described as "life threatening". A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were arrested near the scene (BBC, 25 March 2008).


Huddersfield Daily Examiner

24-05-2008

Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 24 May 2008 A window was smashed with an air rifle at a business park in Linthwaite.


Liverpool Echo

24-05-2008

Liverpool Echo, 24 May 2008 Paul While, 18, has been sent to a young offenders' institute for six years and his brother Lee Worswick has been jailed for six months and three months for their part in an attempt to scare another teenager at a bookmakers in Dovecot, Liverpool, in December 2007. Their 17-year-old accomplice, who admitted two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm including a military rifle and another of intending to endanger life, is due to be sentenced later. While shot himself in the foot as he tried to pull the sawn-off shotgun out of his pocket but continued into the shop and aimed the weapon at his victim. The three offenders later drove to the home of their victim's grandfather where gunfire was heard coming from their car.


BBC

23-05-2008

BBC, 23 May 2008 A man is in a critical condition after being shot in Norbury, south London. His condition was said to be serious but stable.


The Courier (Leamington Spa)

23-05-2008

The Courier (Leamington Spa), 23 May 2008 A school in Warwick excluded a pupil who brandished a BB gun in the playground. It is believed he fired the gun and held it to another pupil's head. Against the wishes of the school's governors and headteacher, who permanently expelled him, the boy has been allowed to return to lessons after his mother appealed to an independent exclusions panel.


Evening Courier

23-05-2008

Evening Courier, 23 May 2008 Eighteen-year-old Bobby Lee Maguirre has been jailed for 12 weeks after police found him riding a stolen mini-moto while armed with a stolen air rifle. The bike and gun were found hours after they had been taken in a raid in Halifax in April 2008.


The Journal

23-05-2008

The Journal, 23 May 2008 An air rifle and a stun gun were among a stash of weapons discovered as police raided a house in Consett, County Durham, searching for drugs.


Yorkshire Evening Post

23-05-2008

Yorkshire Evening Post, 23 May 2008 A man, armed with a high-powered air rifle, fired randomly into crowds at Wakefield Market. The gunman had earlier been in a row after he had scratched a coffee table belonging to a furniture trader. A man was been arrested and then released on bail pending further inquiries, but remains detains under the Mental Health Act, according to police.


Kent online

22-05-2008

Kent Online, 22 May 2008 Youngsters have reportedly been killing ducks and a swan on the River Stour. The dead birds have been found by boatmen and people living along the river at Fordwich. One of the latest victims was a duck that frequently visited the local pub. Two teenagers who have been seen several times on the cycle path beside the river with an air rifle, are being blamed for the killings.


Cynon Valley Leader

22-05-2008

Cynon Valley Leader, 22 May 2008 A former police officer has found himself the constant victim of vandals in Cwmdare, Mid Glamorgan. In the most recent incident more than 400 of damage was caused to a window by what police believe to be an airgun.


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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.