‘Guess what happened?’ Criminal taunted police by posting ‘catch me if you can’ under wanted appeal – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2022 in firearms, imprisonment, internet, news, police, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A criminal who wrote “catch me if you can” under his own wanted appeal on Facebook has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2022

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New Square police stabbings: West Bromwich brothers jailed – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2022 in assault, firearms, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, police, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Two brothers who launched a “terrifying” knife attack on police officers at a shopping centre have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2022

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Met police officer charged with GBH after man paralysed by Taser – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2022 in firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A Metropolitan police officer has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a black man was shot with a Taser and left paralysed from the chest down.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2022

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Far-right cell found guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2022 in firearms, news, terrorism by sally

‘Four members of a “fascist” cell who made pistol parts on a 3D printer and celebrated right-wing attacks have been convicted of a range of offences.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Drive-by shooter jailed after being caught on primary school CCTV – Daily Telegraph

‘A drive-by shooter has been jailed for more than five years after opening fire near a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2022

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Police officer faces criminal inquiry over fatal shooting of unarmed man – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in firearms, homicide, news, police by tracey

‘A police firearms officer is being investigated for potential homicide offences after an unarmed man was shot dead.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

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Sasha Johnson shooting: case against four men collapses – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2022 in attempted murder, Crown Prosecution Service, firearms, murder, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The case against four men charged over the shooting of the Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson has collapsed, after the prosecution announced it would not be offering any evidence against them.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2022

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Guns returned to dozens of domestic abuse suspects, police data shows – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in domestic violence, firearms, news, police by tracey

‘Dozens of gun-owning domestic abuse suspects have had their weapons returned by police over the past three years, the BBC can reveal.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2022

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Firearms – importation sentencing guidelines published – Sentencing Council

‘The Council has published a new guideline for sentencing offenders convicted of firearms importation offences in England and Wales, following consultation.’

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Sentencing Council, 24th November 2021

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Trevor Smith: Police shooting was lawful killing, inquest finds – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2021 in firearms, inquests, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A man who was shot dead by police at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2021

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Firearms Licensing Statutory Guidance 2021: the likely impact on firearms appeals – 5SAH

‘On 20 October 2021 the government published the latest statutory guidance for Chief Officers of Police. It comes into force on 1 November 2021. Given that the consultation was in 2019 it is almost certain that the timing of its publication and much of its content are a direct result of the tragic events in Plymouth on 12 August 2021, where five people were killed and two others injured by a man using a semi-automatic shotgun for which he held a shotgun certificate. This prompted steps to make the process of obtaining and, in particular, retaining a firearms or shotgun certificate more robust.’

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5SAH, 25th October 2021

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Teenager sentenced to 24 years after double-barrelled shotgun attack – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in attempted murder, firearms, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who shot a 15-year-old boy in the face with a double-barrelled shotgun has been sentenced to 24 years in custody for attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2021

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Research Briefing: Firearms: licensing and safety – House of Commons Library

‘This Library briefing paper discusses the regulation of firearms in the UK.’

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House of Commons Library, 26th October 2021

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Woman cleared of obstructing Met police after partner shot with stun gun – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2021 in families, firearms, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘The case against a black woman charged with obstructing the police when officers shot her partner with a stun gun in the family home has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

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UK’s strict gun laws strengthened with new medical arrangements – Home Office

Posted October 25th, 2021 in codes of practice, firearms, government departments, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘New statutory guidance will tighten up existing laws on gun ownership and mean that medical information must be provided in order to obtain a licence.’

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Home Office, 20th October 2021

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Man shot by police was unlawfully killed, inquest finds – The Independent

‘A man who was shot dead by police while carrying an axe through the centre of Hull was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2021

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New training needed for police after children and mentally ill people Tasered, watchdog warns – The Independent

‘Police must be trained to use Tasers only when “absolutely necessary”, a watchdog has said after a review found the weapons were being used against children and mentally ill people.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2021

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Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Woodmancote shootings: Twin’s gun law anger after family deaths – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2021 in firearms, homicide, licensing, mental health, news by sally

‘A man thought to have shot his partner and daughters before killing himself was given a gun licence despite police knowing he had failed to disclose mental health issues and a conviction.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2021

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Plymouth shootings: Police asked to review gun licence process – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2021 in firearms, licensing, news, police by tracey

‘Police forces in England and Wales are being asked to review their current firearm application processes, in the wake of the Plymouth mass shooting.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2021

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