THANK YOU FOR FINDING MY WEBSITE Matt Seiber - MARCH 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.
Gun crime which results in people being killed or injured in the UK is at an all time low. Security commentators are keen to stress that whilst terrorist attacks of some kind are still probable in the UK it is less likely to involve the firearm style attacks were are witnessing on mainland Europe. This apparently is due to our robust gun laws, island status, the efforts of the security agencies who have intercepted plots, choked the supply of illegal firearms, (for whatever intended use), and ballistic profiling usage data for the few that now exist.
Feb 15 - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - another terrorist gun attack and subsequent security
follow up; 2 dead and 5 injured.
Jan 15 - PARIS, FRANCE - terrorists shoot to death 17 victims in a week of terror.
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.
The first image below were taken in the Duisans British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
in February 2015. It depicts a high velocity rifle round penetration.
"SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND".
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.
453 LOCATIONS in 38 COUNTIES
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
16 - HV bullet penetration and a lower velocity bullet strike on a memorial structure in the
Duisans British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. "Some corner of a foreign field that is forever England. Spotted and reported to me by a young German visitor!
22 - 2 x bullet impacts, direction sign A416 Chesham Bois, Amersham, Bucks.
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..........