Incident Summary:

06/16/1999: An unidentified gunmen shot and wounded a former special branch agent in Whitely Bay, North Tyneside, United Kingdom. The Irish Republican Army's Belfast Brigade was suspected in this incident.

GTD ID:
199906160007

When:
1999-06-16

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

England

City:
Whitley Bay

Location Details:
Tyne and Wear (County)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description Former Special Branch Agent
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Irish Republican Army (IRA) (suspected) Belfast Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Edward F. Mickolus, Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology, Imprint Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.