Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Bolton News

18-01-2008

A boy held a gun to the heads of two women during two separate robberies in Bolton.In the first incident the victim was also sexually assaulted.The offender opened the passenger door of her car, sat down and threatened to shoot her if she protested.He stole her purse and a handbag from the second victim.He is believed to be aged between 14 and 16 (Bolton News, 19 January 2008).


BBC

18-01-2008

James Kerr, 18, will serve at least 13 years in jail for the murder of a grandfather whom he repeatedly shot in the head with his airgun.The murder took place at the home of the victim, a pensioner aged 72, in Winchburgh, West Lothian in August 2007 (see Incidents).


Middleton Guardian

17-01-2008

A shopkeeper in Rhodes, Greater Manchester, was held up at gunpoint by two men who posed as customers before brandishing the gun.They demanded cash and cigarettes and escaped with 650 and more than 1000 worth of cigarettes.


Hemel Hempstead Express

17-01-2008

A man has been arrested on suspicion of purchasing/possessing a firearm after police raided his home in Grovehill, Hemel Hempstead, in Hertfordshire.


The Gazette (Blackpool)

17-01-2008

A shop worker was held up at gunpoint at a Blackpool convenience store. The gunman shoved a shotgun into the face of the sales assistant. He demanded money and got away with a small amount of cash.


BBC

17-01-2008

Gun pellets were fired at members of the public in Yeovil. One woman was hit and needed minor treatment in hospital. A delivery driver sheltered behind his van which was damaged.


BBC

17-01-2008

A man is to appear in court charged with two firearms offences and four offences under the Explosive Substances Act after an explosion at a house near Eldson, Northumberland.


Advertiser

17-01-2008

Police carried out a search in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, after a report of a gunshot in the town centre. No evidence of a firearm being discharged was discovered.


Barrhead News

17-01-2008

The paper has launched a campaign to rid the streets of Barrhead of airguns after a number of incidents in the town. Residents have claimed that a local shop is still selling BB guns to children under the age of 14.


South Wales Echo

17-01-2008

A taxi driver narrowly escaped injury when someone took a potshot at his cab as he was driving between Aberfan and Troedyrhiw. He was showered in the shattered glass of the driver's window. He believes an air rifle was used.


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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.