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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2021/2/21 The Shuttle

Danny Evans, aged 19, was discharged conditionally for six months and ordered to pay £22 to fund victim services and £135 in court costs after he admitted having a .22 calibre Gamo air rifle with him in Stourport, Worcestershire in November last year without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/2/21 The Northern Echo

Gareth Lawrence, aged 40 and from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, was discharged for eighteen months and ordered to pay £22 to victim services and £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service after pleading guilty to possession of an air rifle without holding a licence. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/2/21 YorkshireLive

Stanislav Duoba, aged 32, has been jailed for two years after admitting possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon and assault of an emergency worker. In December last year, Duoba held up traffic in Doncaster, South Yorkshire while armed with an air rifle. Drivers and passengers were said to be terrified, with one woman reporting that Duoba had pointed the firearm towards her. When armed police officers responded, Duoba walked towards them with the weapon, before putting it down on the ground. The court heard that Duoba had been drunk at the time of the incident. The Recorder told him that he had been a “whisker away” from being killed on the spot, adding: “What you did carries with it a high risk of serious disorder in the street and a high risk of death, albeit your own.”

2021/2/20 Daily Record

Carla Houghton, aged 35 and from Hull, East Yorkshire, jailed for six months after threatening her neighbour with an air rifle, breaking a suspended sentence and being found drunk and in possession of drugs while caring for her daughter. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/2/20 Manchester Evening News

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm or ammunition with intent to endanger life after a shooting in Salford, Greater Manchester. The suspects were detained after the motorbike on which they were travelling crashed minutes after the attack. A shotgun was found near the scene of the collision. No injuries have been reported.

2021/2/20 Manchester Evening News

Man charged with gun and drugs offences after police officers raided a property in Stockport, Greater Manchester and recovered a gun, blades and suspected Class A drugs. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/2/20 The Northern Echo

Donatas Medzius, aged 28 and from Darlington, Co. Durham, handed a suspended eight-month custodial sentence after he discharged a Taser disguised as a torch at a friend during “drunken high jinx”. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/2/20 Echo

Daniel Rowlands, aged 25, has been ordered to complete a two-year community order with 25 rehabilitation activity requirements after being convicted of sending threatening and abusive messages and possession of an imitation firearm. Armed police officers responded after Rowlands was seen waving a gun in the air on a street in Birkenhead, Merseyside in February last year. On seeing him reaching for a gun tucked into his waistband, one officer pointed a firearm at Rowlands, who then surrendered what was found to be an imitation gun. Rowlands was also sentenced for incidents in 2017, when he threatened violence towards an ex-partner. The court heard that Rowlands had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and  had responded well to antipsychotic medication while on remand.

2021/2/19 YorkshireLive

Former soldier, Neil Poole, has been ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work and pay £250 costs after pleading guilty to possessing an electric stun gun with intent to cause fear of violence. In August last year, Poole became involved in an altercation with a group of boys who had allegedly been “baiting” him over a period of time at a store in Elland, West Yorkshire where he worked as a security guard. Reportedly being “at the end of his tether”, Poole pulled a Taser from his jacket and held it to his side and clicked it. A witness alerted police and Poole was arrested shortly afterwards. The court heard that Poole had bought the Taser online and had not intended to hurt anyone with it. The judge commented that it was “worrying that Poole didn’t know what the device was capable of but was prepared to press the switch”. Poole had since resigned from his job as a security guard.

2021/2/19 the Leader

Stefern Goode jailed for three-and-a-half years after he threatened a shop worker with a BB gun in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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