The United Kingdom is gun control paradise, home to some of strictest gun laws on the planet. Which means “gun violence” never happens there. Except when it does . . .
Mohammed Butt, 25, (above) was driving a BMW 5 series when he twice rammed into his cousin’s Mercedes and pointed an imitation sawn-off shotgun at them and threatened them in Beeston.
The 14-month-old baby suffered a cut eye as a result of the car ramming at the junction of Atha Street and Cross Flatts Grove at around 9pm on November 22 2016.
The court heard Butt, of Colwyn Road, Beeston, may have been jealous because cousin Fike Butt and his wife Sima Kausa had started a new business.
A man accused of murdering a member of a motorbike club had previously been threatened at his home by rival club members, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Alan McNamara, 50, from Mountfune, Murroe, Co Limerick, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 51-year-old Andrew O’Donoghue (above) on 21 June 2015 . . .
The jury also heard that a collection of weapons including shotguns, batons, iron bars and pepper spray, were found at and near the clubhouse of the Road Tramps motorbike club in Murroe.
The drama began when a silver-blue car pulled up into Bourne Green in Quinton.
One neighbour, who did not want to be identified, said: “The gunman parked his car diagonally in front of his victim’s house and calmly got out in full view of everyone and began taking shots at his victim who had come out a house.”
The sergeants – who are based in Grantham – were off duty in Newark to celebrate Sergeant McIvor’s promotion, but as they left the pub, they heard noise coming from a nearby jewellers.
They approached the shop and soon realised there was an armed robbery in progress.
The pair entered the front of the shop front and identified themselves as police officers.
As they did, one offender, carrying a pump-action shotgun, came out of the premises towards them pointing the firearm directly at them.
He pumped the barrel, yelling “Get back or I’ll shoot”. He was then swiftly followed out of the shop by others armed with lump hammers.
The officers backed away but still persisted in dealing with the incident, and Sergeant McIvor seized an opportunity to wrestle with the gunman as he attempted to get into the getaway car.