Two men charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following an incident in Swindon, Wiltshire. Click on media link to read full report.
Man arrested and imitation firearm recovered at the scene of a stabbing in Blackburn, Lancashire. Click on media link to read full report.
Two men allegedly approached a car in Tower Hamlets, East London and demanded the man and woman inside open the doors. When the man refused, and his companion called 999, the two men fled. Once satisfied the suspects had left, the occupants opened the car doors, only to be approached again by the same two men. This time, one of the assailants reportedly produced a knife and pointed a gun at the man, threatening to shoot him if he and the woman didn’t get out of the vehicle. The thieves, along with one other man, then drove off in the car. Police have issued a description of the suspects and appealed for information.
Staff at a hotel in Stratford, East London alerted police after a man, dressed in a beret and combat gear, was spotted dropping a handgun on the ground as he entered the building. Firearms officers responded and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
A man self-presented at a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot injury to his buttock after being shot outside a rugby club in Wallasey, Merseyside. Police have appealed for information but no arrests have yet been made.
Manchester Evening News
Keaton Winder, aged 18, has been jailed for three years and seven days after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and a breach of his bail. After noticing him acting suspiciously, police officers stopped Winder on a street in Sale, Greater Manchester. Winder fled as the officers tried to search his bag and, when they caught up with him, he was no longer carrying it. A police dog recovered the bag from a nearby garden and it was found to contain an imitation gun, converted to fire real bullets, and three rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Police have appealed for information after a car was damaged when a person on a motorbike or moped discharged a firearm in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.
The Reading Chronicle
A swan has suffered a “slow and painful” death after being shot in his abdomen with an airgun in Reading, Berkshire. Click on media link to read full report.
After police officers found ammunition and a Taser at his home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, David Tweedale, aged 54 and a shotgun licence-holder, was handed a twelve-month community order and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work, having admitted possession of 50 rounds of rifle ammunition without a licence and possession of a Taser. Click on media link to read full report.
Armed police officers swooped on a house in Basingstoke, Hampshire after a member of the public reported hearing a shotgun being fired. A teenage boy and two men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. A second teenage boy, previously arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, was later released with no further action.
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