A man has died after being shot in the head in Erdington, West Midlands, just a short distance from his home. A car pulled up alongside the victim before an occupant reportedly fired a shotgun at him. A murder investigation has been opened and police have appealed for information, reassuring people that they can speak anonymously.
Police officers were sent to a property in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire following a report that a man was threatening a woman with an air pistol and machete. An air pistol was recovered and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an offensive weapon. There were no reports of any injuries.
Graham Edmond was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and an unrelated charge of breach of a restraining order. In December last year, Edmond visited his mother’s house in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, but was asked to leave by his stepfather, with whom he didn’t get on. As he walked towards the front door, Edmond pulled a firearm from his jacket and waved it in his stepfather’s direction, threatening to shoot him. Police officers later found the weapon, a BB gun, at Edmond’s home. The court heard that Edmond’s stepfather had believed the gun was real and that he had been in fear for his life. Edmond was also handed a seven-year restraining order to keep him away from his mother and stepfather's home.
Eastern Daily Press
Stephen Moore, aged 46, was jailed for 30 months after pleading guilty to two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and possession of a prohibited weapon. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years and made the subject of a seven-year sexual harm prevention order (SHPO). After sending explicit messages and arranging to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl, Moore was confronted by members of the Online Child Abuse Activist Group outside his home in Bungay, Suffolk. The group members, who had been communicating with Moore via a decoy account, alerted police who subsequently found a stun gun in the glove box of his car.
After discovering that a man had been treated in hospital for injuries to his leg consistent with being shot, police searched the homes of three suspects in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. One man was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident. A police spokesperson said that the parties involved were known to each other.
Express & Star
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Police officers responded to reports of a man brandishing a machete in a car park in Boston, Lincolnshire. One witness reported that the man had slashed a woman’s car tyres. Officers chased the suspect before Tasering him. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.
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