Denzil Grose selected for Suhl – proud sponsor Ian Hodge reacts

West Country junior Olympic Skeet shooter Denzil Grose is one of five young athletes selected to represent GB in the Junior Men’s Olympic Skeet at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl from 8 to 20 May 2022. Accompanying him will be Mitchell Brooker-Smith, Arran Eccleston, Oliver Harrison and Henry Sperring. Ian Hodge Fieldsports has […]

Ian Hodge charity shoot is back on 23 April 2022

After missing a year due to the Covid pandemic, the Ian Hodge charity shoot returns on 23 April 2022. The shoot is in aid of the Cornwall Federation of Young Farmers, which Ian feels is a worthy cause. “It’s a 40-bird Sporting clay shoot,” says Ian. “Very easy going. We don’t like to put stress […]

Police gun grabs: a former Met detective advises…

by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby Former Metropolitan police detective Ian Jensen says police have limited legal rights to take a gun. He says: “The police don’t have a legal right in general to enter your home, certain rules have to apply. They can enter to protect life and limb. They can enter to arrest […]

Gun grab victim: a serving police officer writes…

A serving police officer wrote this for Fieldsports News on condition of anonymity I, too, have been duped into coercively handing over my legally and lawfully owned sporting guns to the police and I am just as confused as your other case study subjects. Except I am a current serving police officer required to carry […]

Police offer compensation to gun grab victim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4xkgjLhVB4 by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Many shooters have lost their guns to police in the South-West of England since the shooting in Plymouth in August last year. Some are appealing and fighting to get their firearms back. For Peter Cook from Ashton in Cornwall, it’s too late as police admit they have destroyed […]

Paul Cox: Devon & Cornwall gun grab victim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEctbsFPXbA by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Paul Cox is a respected member of his community, a deerstalker and captain of the local shoot. Devon & Cornwall Constabulary are treating him like a criminal, sending armed officers to his house in darkness to grab back his guns, revoke his certificate and not give him a […]

Adam Troman: Devon & Cornwall gun grab case study

youtu.be/NRY47rdRvgc by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Adam Troman was lying in bed on a Sunday morning when armed police arrived, unannounced, to take away his guns. He is another victim of Devon & Cornwall Police Firearms Team’s desperate attempt to keep their jobs in the wake of the August 2021 Plymouth shootings tragedy. Their […]

Chris Hart: Devon & Cornwall gun grab case study

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTpQrSfjNn4 by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Stories are piling up of legal shooters in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, with decades of blameless firearms ownership behind them, getting a knock on the door in darkness from armed police who have come to revoke their certificates and seize their guns. Most shooters agree to surrender their […]

Nigel Doney: Devon & Cornwall gun grab case study

by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby Nigel Doney from Cornwall has been shooting for 40 years. He had an unexpected police visit after he sold one of his guns. Nigel says that officers took his remaining gun because he couldn’t produce his certificate. It was away being processed by the police. He is the latest […]

Andrew Alger: Devon & Cornwall gun grab case study

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqbEqxkWtEo by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Devon & Cornwall Constabulary started revoking shooters’ certificates in August 2021. Back then, the situation was confused. A story in the Sunday Express reported that Devon & Cornwall was leading a charge to revoke ‘thousands’ of certificates across the UK following the Plymouth shootings. However, a later story […]

Gary Ivey: Devon & Cornwall gun grab case study

by Deborah Hadfield and Charlie Jacoby  Gary Ivey was returning home from a day’s shooting in October 2021 to his home in Plymouth when one of his daughters rang him to say there were armed police officers at his door. They were there to remove his guns. He didn’t know why – and he still […]