Firearms police officer was caught spying on his ex-girlfriend, misconduct tribunal hears

A firearms officer was caught spying on his ex-girlfriend by ‘staking out’ her home and peering over her wall in an eight-month stalking campaign, a misconduct tribunal heard today.   Benjamin Robinson, 33, was caught lurking outside the home in full uniform and while carrying a police issue sidearm by his Humberside Police colleagues.    The armed officer had gone … Read more

Gun dealer who stashed dozens of firearms in three-year-old daughter’s room jailed for eight years

An online gun dealer who stashed 26 firearms and 102 rounds of ammunition in his three-year-old daughter’s bedroom has been jailed for eight years. Darren Dixon, 32, was caught with the guns, explosives, gunpowder, ammunition, smoke grenades, deadly ricin seeds and garrottes in a raid of his home in Kentish Town, north London in October … Read more

Two British Army soldiers arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

Two British Army soldiers are arrested in Berkshire by Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad on suspicion of firearms offences Two serving members of the British army yet to be named after firearms arrest The suspects in their 30s and 40s were detained by police for questioning  They were arrested in two separate raids on properties in … Read more

Two British Army soldiers are arrested in Berkshire on suspicion of firearms offences

Two British Army soldiers are arrested in Berkshire by Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad on suspicion of firearms offences Two serving members of the British army yet to be named after firearms arrest The suspects in their 30s and 40s were detained by police for questioning  They were arrested in two separate raids on properties in … Read more

Gillian Taylforth’s ex, 65, is charged with five firearms offences 

The ex-fiancé of former EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth has been charged with possession of a gun.  David Fairbairn, 65, is due to appear in court today after he was charged with several offences including five counts of possession of firearms and driving while disqualified. He has also been charged by the Metropolitan Police for perverting … Read more

People who bought firearms during the coronavirus pandemic nearly TWICE as likely to be suicidal

Seven in 10 Americans who bought firearms during the coronavirus pandemic have been suicidal at some point in their lives – making them twice as at-risk as other gun owners Researchers surveyed 3,500 US adults, one-third of whom were gun owners About 70% of gun owners who purchased firearms during pandemic had experienced suicidal thoughts their … Read more

Loophole exploited by criminals to use antique guns in crimes closed making 26,000 firearms illegal

Loophole exploited by criminals to use antique guns in crimes will be closed in move that will make 26,000 firearms illegal Seven types of ammunition no longer classed under ‘antique firearm’ category  Legal exemption designed to allow collectors and dealers to trade old firearms It was exploited by criminals and six deaths linked to antique … Read more

Far-Right firearms fanatic, 17, is jailed for nearly six years

Face of a teenage terrorist: British gun fanatic, 17, who idolised Adolf Hitler and bragged about converting blank-firing pistol to shoot live rounds in far-right chats is jailed for nearly six years Paul Dunleavy had become a member of the far-Right group Feuerkrieg Division  Indicated he was planning or had converted a blank-firing weapon into … Read more

Number of police firearms operations drop for the first time in four years

Number of police firearms operations drop for the first time in four years Number of police firearms operations has fallen for the first time in four years Operations fell 4% to just under 19,400 in England and Wales in year to March The drop – of 820 incidents year-on-year – is the first since 2015-16 … Read more