THANK YOU FOR FINDING MY WEBSITE Matt Seiber - MARCH 2014.
I investigate and record roadside GUN CRIME. An aspect that is officially unseen, unheard of, unchallenged and unrecorded. Examples of illegal experimenting with firearms and the intimidating symbolism that remains, exist throughout the UK. To get this into perspective please start by visiting - LARGE CALIBRE.
318 LOCATIONS in 37 COUNTIES
MARCH - 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
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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 above 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 never far from any of 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..........