I investigate and record roadside GUN CRIME. This very violent form of crime is officially unseen, unheard of, unchallenged and unrecorded. Examples of illegal experimenting with firearms and the intimidating symbolism that remains, exist throughout the UK. 



                                                  342 LOCATIONS in 37 COUNTIES


                                                   MARCH/APRIL - locations found


                            01 - Shotgun penetrations - near West Haddon, Northants

                                   01 - Shotgun - A361 outskirts of Devises, Wiltshire

                                               01 - .22LR strike - A362 Wiltshire

                02 - Shotgun,.22LR and other bullet penetrations near Stretham, Cambs

                                     02 - Bullet penetrations near Kennet, Cambs

                                     06 - Shotgun, Coates & Daglingworth, Glos.

                                    07 - 8 bullet penetrations near Edgeworth, Glos

                                   07 - Shotgun, A425 near Southam Warwickshire.

                                      07 - Single bullet near Gaydon Warwickshire

                                                 07 - Shotgun, Witchford Cambs

                     10 - Shotgun and bullet penetrations near Liphook, West Sussex

  11 - Shotgun and a single HV bullet penetration near Compton Verney, Warwickshire

                                    13 - Bullet penetration near Chatteris, Cambs

                                        20 - Bullet strike near Leadenham, Lincs

                                        20 - Bullet strike near Brauncewell, Lincs

         23 - Bullet penetration A607 near Honington, Lincs. Bullet fragment found.

                      23 - Bullet/Slug impacts x 4 locations near Grantham Lincs.

    25 - A4059 Powys/Rhondda Cyon Taff border, .22LR impacts and HV penetrations.

     28 - B4455 Fosse Way, Warwickshire 2 x bullet penetrations and 4 slug impacts.



                                  04 - Bullet penetration near Kimbolton, Cambs

                                           05 - Slug impact, A31, Hampshire





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In 2010 Dr Derek Allsop from Cranfield University directed a thesis compiled as an investigation. A study of 40 gunfire damaged roadside features in Oxfordshire disclosed weapon and ammunition types, firing positions, ranges and impact angles. A 157 page report was passed to Thames Valley Police and NABIS, The National Ballistics Intelligence Service.


The Wilson & Kelling "Broken Windows Theory" is apparent with multiple examples of roadside shootings and the creation of lawless "Shoot Routes", see West Cumbria 2010 and The Wild West Country.


The examples below are in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Humberside, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The high velocity rifle round penetrations carving the letter J are some indication of the mentality of perpetrators who have absolutely no fear of the law.


The book, Gunfire Graffiti, is a very unique publication which includes a broad selection of photographs. Published by crime specialists, Waterside Press it reveals that evidence of gun crime is always close to us. The PM's office acknowledged receipt of a copy in 2012.





The J - .243 rifle, Oxfordshire


These direction signs between Fleet and Aldershot in Hampshire have been hit and penetrated by gunfire and oddly, struck from behind. Most shots are fired into the pictorial face of structures. Could this have been a lone gunman discharging a weapon from the driving seat of a vehicle. Strike angles were approx 45 degrees, range 8 metres.


In the top image the 6 strikes and penetrations suggests perhaps old ammunition with inconsistent propellent. In the lower image a single shot with a similar signature has struck the rear of a smaller sign 1/2 mile before suggesting the gunman was coming from the Aldershot direction. Perhaps the firer had a stoppage at the first target and moved on to fire further rounds into the second. With military training areas close by, the sound of gunfire would not have prompted any local concern. The attack occured after July 2009 because until a recent update you could view a clean structure on Google Earth Street View.


On the 29th December 2009, Andrew Copland shot and killed his 4 year old daughter, his partner, then himself at his home in Aldershot 4.5 miles from this location. He used an illegally held 9mm Beretta M1934 semi automatic pistol and ammunition dating back to the 1940's. The weapon had a 7 round magazine.


Is this a macabre rehearsal site, a "Memento Mori" of a shooting murder..........