UK Gun Crime

My Summer Encounter With US Gun Culture

Isabel Bull | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel Bull

However, where there are guns, there are stray bullets. Where there are guns, bystanders and innocents die. Where there are guns, and people willing to use them, who knows? This is the realisation that we quickly came to, and soon the subject of guns was never far from our minds.

The Place Where No-One Is a Witness

Catrin Nye | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Catrin Nye

Patricia Erdmann sits in a living room that is a shrine to her dead son Lee. Pictures of the 37-year-old on holiday, at weddings and with his five children are everywhere. She has an engraved marble memorial to him by her bed. Patricia admits to crying herself to sleep some nights. Lee was drinking in The Wellington pub on Regent Road in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of Saturday 10 September 2011. He had been laughing and joking with a man at the bar and got up to go to the toilet. The same man shot him in the back when it was turned.

It's Currently Easier To Own A Gun Than Become A Bus Driver In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

It is easier to own a firearm than to become a bus driver in the UK, a shocking new report has revealed - as well as warning inadequate licensing laws...

15-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead In Hackney

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

A teenage girl has been shot dead, police said. The victim - believed to be aged around 15-years-old - was gunned down inside a building in Hackney, e...

Gun Fight at the Ukip Corral

Gregor Smith | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Nigel Farage is frequently described as a "populist" and "man of the people" (although seemingly only by his critics), but last week he did something uncharacteristically un-populist...

Boy, 8, Accidentally Shoots Five-Year-Old, In Essex

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

An eight-year-old boy has accidentally shot a five-year-old in Essex, leaving the child with serious injuries. Officers were called to a house in E...

Birmingham Pair Jailed Over Police Gun Attack During Riots

PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Two men have been handed lengthy jail sentences after being found guilty of taking part in a pre-planned gun attack on police officers during the summ...

Theresa May Calls Police Murders 'Deeply Shocking'

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

The murder of two woman police officers is "a terrible reminder of the risks that police officers face every day to keep our communities safe", the Ho...

Six-Year-Old Girl Shot By Gangsters 'Just Wants To Dance Again'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Having spent a year in hospital after being shot in Stockwell, six-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran says she can't wait to get back to normal and dance ag...

10 Years For Londoner Who Fired Shots From 100-Year-Old Revolver

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

A man who ran through Lambeth firing shots from a loaded vintage revolver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Shaun Calinder, 23, was found b...