Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Kane McLeod, aged 32, has been jailed for five years and eleven months after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing a firearm when prohibited for life, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and possession of cannabis. In April 2021, police patrols pursued and stopped a suspicious vehicle near Aylesford, Kent. Mc Leod fled from the car with a bag, later found to contain a handgun. A small quantity of drugs was retrieved from the vehicle.
Sibusiso Moyo and Christopher Gill have been jailed for eighteen years and thirteen years, eight months, respectively, after being found guilty of illegally manufacturing a firearm. Moyo’s sentence included time for a separate identity fraud offence. In May last year, police officers found a plastic homemade 'FGC9' automatic sub-machine gun, magazine and bullets in a car being driven by one of the duo’s associates in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Moyo's DNA was found on the weapon. Officers searched Gill’s home and discovered two more, “almost complete” FGC9s in the loft, while two 3D printers, gun components and firearms “at various stages of construction” were found at Moyo’s address. Following sentencing for what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK, a police spokesperson said, “Manufacture of viable 3D printed firearms is a real threat, and these firearms were built for one purpose only, to be supplied to other organised criminals who would use them to inflict harm.”
Police officers arrested a number of people following reports of a BB gun being fired from a vehicle in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.
Thames Valley Police
Two women were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following a burglary in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, during which a firearm was reportedly discharged. No one was injured.
A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after he allegedly pointed a gun at passing cars in Rainham, East London. Click on media link to read full report.
Edinburgh Evening News
Brian McCallion, aged 53, has been handed a 24-month community payback order after pleading guilty to possessing an air weapon without the proper certification. In December 2021, McCallion called police to report that a man had delivered a gun to his home in Dalkeith, Midlothian and ordered him to shoot himself. When armed officers responded, Mc Callion opened the door with the weapon in his hand, throwing it into the garden when ordered to drop it. During interview, McCallion told officers he had believed the gun to be real.
After police officers stopped a car in Cheltenham, Gloucester, they seized a meat cleaver and stun gun, and arrested two men: one, on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs and firearms and Class B drugs possession offences, and the other, for firearms offences, Class B drugs possession and possession of a pointed article or blade. Click on media link to read full report.
Joseph Millward and James Townsend have been jailed for their involvement in a shooting in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. In September 2021, a masked man fired a shot from a semi-automatic pistol towards a house after the intended target stepped outside his front door. The victim escaped injury and the attackers fled in a getaway car. The court heard that Millward planned the attack as a warning to a rival organised crime group, enlisting the help of Townsend. Millward, 29, was jailed for five years and eleven months after admitting conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and failing to disclose the key to protected information, while Townsend, 45, received eight years after being found guilty of the same first offence. Five other men involved in the plot were sentenced earlier this year.
Following reports of illegal hunting in West Dorset, police revoked a man's firearms licence and removed fifteen guns. Click on media link to read full report.
After a teenage male allegedly robbed a delivery driver in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers recovered drugs and a meat cleaver at the scene. The youth was arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault and possession of a weapon. During the subsequent search of a nearby address, officers seized more drugs, an imitation gun and a BB gun. The suspect was further arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.
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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.