THANK YOU FOR FINDING MY WEBSITE Matt Seiber - MAY 2015.
I investigate and record roadside GUN CRIME in the UK. This violent form of crime is officially unseen, unheard of, unchallenged and unrecorded. It is nothing new but illegal experimenting with firearms and the intimidating symbolism that remains, exist throughout the country.
Gun crime which results in people being killed or injured in the UK is at an all time low. Security experts for example are keen to stress that whilst terrorist attacks of some kind are still probable in the UK it is less likely to involve the gun slay type attacks we have witnessed on mainland Europe. This apparently is due to our robust gun laws, island status, the efforts of the security agencies who have intercepted plots and choked the supply of illegal firearms, (for whatever intended use), and ballistic profiling data for the apparent few that now exist.
These "safeguards" failed to stop the swift and calculated execution of the outspoken Syrian exile, Abdul Hadi Arwani who was shot to death in a car in Wembley on the 7th April..............
The first image below is a target site next to the Nelson Monument on Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, Hants. To the left of the sign is the DSTL MOD site. Very easy to find!
472 LOCATIONS in 38 COUNTIES
03 - Shotgun blast on a direction sign, A3122 west of Dartmouth, Devon
04 - Shotgun blast on a warning sign, minor road west of Hungerford, Berks
04 - Bullet impact, direction sign on a minor road west of Hungerford, Berks.
19 - 5 x bullet penetrations, junction sign, Portsdown Hill, Hants.
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..........