Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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A teenage boy was treated in hospital after being shot on a street in Coventry, West Midlands. Police have carried out a forensic examination of the scene and increased patrols in the area. No arrests have been reported.



Lybia Assoba, aged 33, has been jailed for six years and nine months after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis, ammunition and a firearm. In April last year, Assoba was found to be carrying a loaded gun and drugs when he was apprehended by police officers in Luton, Bedfordshire after he threw bricks at a property.

Yorkshire Evening Post


John Watson, aged 43, has been jailed for five years after admitting possessing a firearm, possessing ammunition, possessing a knife and two charges of assault. In September this year, Watson was locked in a room at a supermarket in Wakefield, West Yorkshire after he triggered a security alarm and a revolver fell from his jacket. Watson escaped from the room, punched one security guard and tried to head butt another. Armed police officers attended and recovered a 1944 Nagen revolver and a knife.

itv News


An inquest into the death of a man, who was Tasered and shot by police officers in Hull, East Yorkshire in 2016, has concluded that he was unlawfully killed. The man, who suffered with mental health problems, was reported to police after being seen walking in the city centre holding an axe. Armed police officers were deployed and, when the man failed to respond to their instructions to stop, a Taser was discharged four times to no effect. The man was then shot twice in the back with a Glock pistol; he died in hospital later the same day. The inquest heard that the officer who shot the man believed he was a threat to the lives of a nearby group of workmen. The officer also stated that the first shot had not stopped the suspect.



Following reports that a firearm had been “used” in Stapenhill, Staffordshire, armed police officers were deployed and a man was arrested and subsequently charged with making threats to kill and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Click on media link to read full report.

Southern Daily Echo


After a man was stabbed in Southampton, Hampshire, a teenage male was charged with attempted murder, two counts of possessing a firearm without a certificate, possessing a shortened gun and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Following a number of robberies in Stockport, Greater Manchester, reportedly carried out by young people on mopeds, often armed with weapons, police officers have made five arrests and recovered a potential firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

Telegraph & Argus


Jamie Turpin, aged 34, has been jailed for consecutive terms of eighteen months for grievous bodily harm and two years for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In July last year, Turpin assaulted a man with a piece of wood, breaking his wrist. In April this year, he called his ex-partner and told her he was outside her father’s home in Bradford, West Yorkshire with a shotgun. The woman heard three shots being discharged. When police arrested Turpin at his home address, they recovered a blank-firing handgun from his car. The court heard that Turpin was a former soldier who suffered mental health problems after leaving the army, “exacerbated by his use of cocaine”.



Jonathan Clamp was handed a nine-month custodial sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm in public. In June this year, Clamp pulled an imitation firearm out of his car in front of a man in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The court heard that Clamp had been involved in a long-running feud with the man and that he had previously been convicted of possession of a bladed article in relation to an earlier argument with him.

Chichester Observer


After he admitted possessing a loaded air weapon on a street in Bognor Regis, West Sussex in April this year, 44-year-old Rafal Pyszczek, was fined £162 and ordered to pay costs.

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This information is provided by the Infer Trust. It is compiled from media reports of incidents in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has different gun legislation. We know the information is incomplete, though we believe nearly all of the most serious crimes are included.