THANK YOU FOR FINDING MY WEBSITE Matt Seiber - JANUARY 2015.
I investigate and record roadside GUN CRIME in the UK. 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 country.
PARIS, FRANCE - terrorists shoot to death 17 victims in a week of terror.
Whilst the Security Services here in the UK remain on high alert we are advised that a terrorist gun slay attack of the type we witnessed in Paris is less likely to occur here.
This we are told is down to more robust gun control, intelligence and interception means.
BURWELL CAMBRIDGESHIRE, NEW YEARS DAY - A shooting murder is currently being investigated. Concentrated roadside gunfire damage found just 3 miles west and reported
in the local press in August 2014, High Velocity rifle and shotgun. Image below and another image taken at the same location on the HIGH VELOCITY page.
My thanks to COVENTRY UNIVERSITY for inviting me to give a presentation to their criminology students on 01 December 2014
I have found a lot of gunfire damage around HUNGERFORD in Berkshire, the small market town blighted by Michael Ryan in August 1987. Please view - HUNGERFORD TODAY.
Just west of Hungerford is the village of Chisbury. This 10 year old mare, Darcy, pictured below was found in October 2014 by her owner with a bullet wound. The holed warning sign below is near the village of Great Bedwyn, close to Chisbury.
A total of 12 locations have been found south of Doncaster close to the villages of Maltby,
Micklebring, Tickhill and Stainton. Bullet penetrations and impacts along with shotgun slugs.
452 LOCATIONS in 38 COUNTIES
04 - Bullet impact, village sign for Chisbury, Wiltshire
04 - .22 penetrations on two land conservation signs near Little Bedwyn, Wilts
17 - Bullet penetrations, impacts and shotgun slugs in 12 locations south of Doncaster
22 - Shotgun pattern blast x 2, military airfield location in Wiltshire
26 - bullet impact, tank crossing sign, A360 Tilshead, Wiltshire
02 - Bullet impacts on a minor road on the outskirts of Cirencester, Glos.
03 - Shotgun pattern blast near Mitchell on the A30, Cornwall
03 - Shotgun pattern blast near Helston, A394 Cornwall
05 - Bullet penetrations x 2 on an intersection, B4455 near Chesterton, Warwickshire
19 - Bullet impacts on the B4009 near Brightwell Salome, Oxon
19 - Shotgun pattern blast on the B4009 near Benson, Oxon
19 - Bullet and slug impacts, 2 x sites, on the A4130 east of Didcot, Oxon
28 - Bullet impacts x 6 on a solar VAS screen near Breamore village, A338, Hants
28 - Bullet impact, speed limit sign near Downton A338, Hants
28 - Bullet impact, speed limit sign Allington, A338, Wilts
29 - Bullet penetration and shotgun pattern blast, minor road north of Bransgore, Hants
03 - Bullet penetrations x 2, junction for Bolderwood, A35 New Forest Hants.
03 - Multiple bullet penetrations minor road off A35 to Burley, New Forest, Hants
(Reported to and inspected by a Police Officer who happened to be passing)
03 - Shotgun blast impact, minor road between Burley and Bransgore, New Forest, Hants
03 - Shotgun pattern blast, minor road, Bransgore to Highcliffe, Hants.
07 - Bullet penetration, A424 north of Stow-in-the-Wold.
21 - Shotgun pattern blast, sign for Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex
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 report was passed to Thames Valley Police and NABIS, The National Ballistics Intelligence Service.
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.
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..........