Gun Incidents

The Infer Trust makes every effort to record and categorise the firearms incidents reported in the UK but we recognise that it is not a complete record.

If you are aware of a gun incident which is not listed please notify us.  You can do this by either sending us the link for an on line report, or a hard copy of a press article to our address. 
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A robber used a stun gun-type weapon to threaten staff at a shop in Derby.  He was handed cash and then ran away.  It is thought no-one was injured.
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Daily Post, 19 March 2010
John Forester has admitted wounding and having a firearm in a public place.  He shot a teenage girl in the leg with a pellet whilst she was staying at a campsite near Harlech, Gwynedd, in May 2009.  Forester was camping in the area with friends and had brought the .22 air rifle with telescopic sight with him.  His victim will be permanently scarred.  He was jailed for 50 weeks, suspended for 18 months.  He will undertake 250 hours unpaid work and pay £1500 compensation.  The gun was confiscated and Forester was banned from possessing any air-powered weapon for 18 months.
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Two suspected armed robbers were arrested after firearms officers shot out the tyres of the car they were travelling in the centre of Birmingham, West Midlands. No one was injured and the pair was arrested before a third man was also later detained.


// South Wales Echo
David Rees was caught in possession of a stun gun in Portmead, Swansea.  He admitted he was unlawful in possession of a prohibited weapon, a stun gun.  He also pleaded guilty to using violence for the purpose of securing entry to a home.  He will be sentenced later.
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