Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Elijah Riley-Delaney, aged 18, has been jailed for five years after admitting possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition. In August this year, police officers in Birmingham, West Midlands saw Riley-Delaney run off after taking a rucksack from a car. Abandoning the bag as he ran, Riley-Delaney stopped for the officers only when threatened with a Taser. The rucksack was recovered and found to contain a loaded Smith and Wesson 44 revolver and one spent cartridge. Riley-Delaney claimed he had been given the gun after he and his family had been threatened. He refused to name another individual involved who was “associated with a gang member”.
George Sexton, aged 23, has been handed a three-year community order and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and up to 40 days of rehabilitation activity after admitting possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of cocaine. In October last year, Sexton took a replica firearm to a house in Bournemouth, Dorset, the home of a man with whom he’d had an “on-off relationship”. After he banged on the door and let himself in, shouting threats, one of his ex-partner’s friends ran upstairs and threw himself out of a first-floor window in fear. Sexton then pointed the weapon at his ex, saying he was going to kill him. After leaving the house suddenly, Sexton was arrested nearby in a “distressed state”. The judge also issued a three-year restraining order.
An inquest jury has concluded that a police officer acted reasonably when he Tasered a man who had cut his own jugular vein with a broken bottle at his home in Maes y Bwlch, Carmarthenshire in June 2016. When two police officers responded to calls from concerned neighbours, who had seen the man headbutting a door, they found him slumped in a doorway, covered in blood. One officer told the inquest that he Tasered the man when he moved towards him and his colleague, believing the action to be a threat. A pathologist confirmed the neck injury as the cause of death and the inquest found the man, who had struggled with drug abuse after being medically discharged from the Army with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, died by misadventure.
Police have issued advice to villagers in Winwick and Burtonwood, Lancashire following reports of offenders shooting animals in the area. Click on media link to read full report.
Christopher Winder, aged 43, has been jailed for eleven years and three months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to transfer a prohibited weapon and conspiracy to transfer ammunition. After the criminal messaging network, Encrochat, was cracked in 2020, detectives found messages between Winder and another person about drug dealing and storing firearms for a criminal boss. Police recovered a cache of weapons from Winder’s home in Salford, Greater Manchester, including an MP5 machine gun, a Glock pistol and a revolver, as well as a quantity of ammunition. On sentencing, the judge said, “These offences involve you having stored weapons and ammunition, pistols and an automatic weapon, guns that you knew full well could only be useful to those involved in serious crime.”
It has emerged that an RSPB Scotland blog, published in November last year, highlighted the illegal persecution of birds of prey on Scottish grouse moors in 2021 and detailed the illegal shooting of two ravens on two different grouse moors in the Strathbraan area of Perthshire. One of the ravens appeared to have been repeatedly stamped on after it was shot and injured, while the other was seen “tumbling to the ground after being shot as it mobbed an eagle owl that had been tethered to a post” to lure it in.
Falak Zaman, aged 29, has been jailed for eight years after admitting two charges of robbery and three of possessing an imitation firearm. In May this year, Zaman forced his way into a betting shop in Birmingham, West Midlands and threatened a staff member with a gun, saying he would “put a bullet in her knee and neck” unless she did as instructed. After the woman gave Zaman money from a safe, he fled through a back door. Two weeks later, Zaman held up the shop at gunpoint again and demanded a worker open the safe. Not knowing the safe code, the woman emptied the tills instead. A couple of days later, Zaman and a woman met a man with the intention of stealing a car he had advertised for sale. Zaman fled after threatening the seller with a gun but was arrested nearby.
Azad Shafiq, aged 30, has been jailed for ten years and two months after admitting possessing a shortened shotgun and ammunition for a firearm, and possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs. When police officers recovered heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, cannabis, a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition from his home in Derby, Derbyshire in February 2020, Shafiq went on the run. He was arrested fourteen months later following public appeals. A man found to be linked to the firearm, 32-year-old, Nasir Habib, was previously found guilty of possessing a shortened shotgun without a certificate and jailed for three years.
Mario Tsorri, aged 27, has been jailed for eleven years and four months after admitting being concerned in the supplying cocaine and cannabis, possessing criminal property, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate. In July last year, after detectives found mobile phone messages from a drug gang known as “The Albanians”, they seized a firearm, £9,000 cash and cocaine and cannabis worth around £200,000 from properties in Basildon, Essex. Three men, arrested along with Tsorri, have been sentenced for drug offences.
After police officers stopped a taxi in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, they arrested the male passenger on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm and possessing a Class B drug. Click on media link to read full report.
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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.