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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2008/1/12 Northern Echo
A man wearing a wig and waving a plastic ball-bearing gun punched a fellow drinker in the face in a pub in Durham. David Moore admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and was sentenced to four months in a young offenders' institution, suspended for a year, with 120-hours' unpaid work.
2008/1/12 BBC
Two men, aged 18 and 21, were injured in a double shooting in the Norris Green area of Liverpool. Both were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries described as not life-threatening. Neither is co-operating with police inquiries. Rumours are that the shootings were gang-related (Liverpool Echo, 14 January 2008).
2008/1/12 BBC
A man was shot in the chest as he sat in a parked car with a friend in Old Trafford, Manchester. He was taken to hospital for treatment but was later discharged.
2008/1/12 BBC
A property was searched in Easterhouse, Glasgow, after reports that an airgun had been fired from a window.
2008/1/11 Southport Visiter
Two armed robbers forced a Birkdale cab driver from his car at gunpoint. The victim was left abandoned on a dirt track after the raid and his car was stolen.
2008/1/11 Somerset County Gazette
Police found a rifle and a number of de-activated grenades during a search of a man's home in Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton. The house owner remains in police custody.
2008/1/11 Evening News (Norwich)
Fears have been raised over the safety of walkers on Mousehold Heath after footage showing a teenager playing pretend war games with his friends was posted on the YouTube website. The teenagers themselves were wearing goggles to shield them from the shots but others on the heath would not have been protected. According to the report, the gang is seen playing airsoft.
2008/1/11 BBC
The gang responsible for the murder of a drug dealer whose body was found in Pattingham, Staffordshire, in September 2002 with five gunshot wounds have been convicted of murder (see 2006 Incidents). Adam Joof, Antonio Christie, Levi Walker, Owen Crooks and Michael Osbourne, who were all involved in exporting drugs from the West Midlands and selling them in Aberdeen, were all found guilty of murder. Walker had already been jailed for the murder of a soldier who was shot in Smethwick in September 2004 (see Incidents) whilst he was home on leave. They all face life sentences.
2008/1/11 East Lothian Courier
A children's play room window was fired at in one of two airgun attacks on homes in North Berwick. A high-powered air rifle, thought to be of .22 calibre, was used in the attacks. The properties appear to have been randomly targeted by the suspects who were possibly travelling in a car.
2008/1/10 Tameside Advertiser
A 17-year-old was left terrified when gunmen stole his motorbike in Droylsden. The men wielded a black handgun and forced the teenager to hand over his bike. They rode off on the bike followed by a white van.
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