Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Express & Star


Police responded to reports of a disorder in Bilston, West Midlands, during which gunshots were heard. A bullet casing was recovered but it is believed that no one was injured by gunfire; however, a woman was taken to hospital with a head wound thought to have been caused by a machete and a second woman was arrested on suspicion of wounding.

News Shopper


A man allegedly threatened a cashier at a shop in Eltham, South East London with a gun and demanded he hand over money from the till. The offender  then fled the scene with a quantity of cash. No arrests have yet been reported.



Police seized gas-powered handgun during raids in Staffordshire. Click on media link to read full story.



Nigel Standen has been jailed for 21 months for offences including wielding a realistic-looking BB gun in front of an elderly neighbour in Derby, Derbyshire. The court heard that Standen had been drinking excessively before the incident and that he believed he was going to be involved in a shootout with police. Officers later found the BB gun in Standen’s home.



Kacper Malkiewic has been sentenced to five months in custody, suspended for two years, after admitting possession of an air weapon. On two occasions in May this year, Malkiewicz alarmed members of the public when he brandished what looked like a handgun on the streets of Spalding, Lincolnshire. Armed police arrested Malkiewicz at a flat in the town and recovered a 4.5mm ball bearing air weapon from a bag in a kitchen unit. Malkiewicz told police he had found the gun outside a supermarket, adding that he had intended to get rid of it after  showing it to his friends.

itv News


Police officers responding to reports of gunshots in Bolton, Greater Manchester, found an injured man at the scene; the severity of his wounds has not been reported. A police spokesperson later said that they believe the incident was a targeted shooting.

minster fm


Teenage male arrested after drugs, airgun and ammunition found at an address in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full story.

Bird Guides


It has been confirmed that a young female hen harrier, found dead on Ilton Moor, North Yorkshire, had been shot. The bird had been satellite-tagged, a transmission from which was received in November 2018 from a roost on a grouse moor. When no further transmissions were received, RSPB officers presumed the bird was dead but could not locate her body; however, in March this year, the tag reactivated and the bird’s decomposed body was recovered. The Head of Investigations for the RSPB said: "River is the latest hen harrier to be shot, adding to the evidence that these birds are being routinely illegally killed, often on land being used for driven grouse shooting." There are only a handful of breeding hen harrier pairs left in England and, under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is a criminal offence to kill or injure them or any other bird of prey.



Man arrested after allegedly making threats with gas-powered ball bearing handgun in Penryn, Cornwall. Click on media link to read full story.

The Sun


Firearms officers were deployed after a man was shot in the chest in Woodford Green, East London; the victim, taken to a major trauma centre, is said to be in a critical condition. No arrests have yet been reported.

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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.