Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Firearms officers were deployed following reports of a shooting in Kensal Green, North West London. A man was found with a gunshot injury to his arm and his condition was later described as stable. No arrests have yet been reported.

Daily Star


Sam Grannon, aged 78, has been handed a custodial sentence of three years after admitting manslaughter by gross negligence. At his home in Sproatley, East Yorkshire in July last year, Grannon fired an air rifle, hitting his six-year-old great grandson in the abdomen; the boy died later in hospital. The court heard that Grannon kept the air rifle, loaded and left on a kitchen shelf, for shooting rabbits. He had modified the weapon to make it more powerful but admitted he had not applied for a licence for the alteration as he knew it would be refused. The boy’s parents have since spoken of their grief and the difficulties experienced by the victim’s twin sister.



Firearms officers were deployed following reports of a shooting in a shop in Harrow, North West London. Evidence of a firearm discharge was found at the scene and a knife was recovered nearby. Members of the public were advised to avoid the area. No arrests have yet been reported.

itv News


Shooting reported in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Armed police officers responded after a man was shot in the leg with a shotgun outside a busy pub in Kirkby, Merseyside; the victim was later said to be in a stable condition. Forensic and specialist officers attended to examine the scene for evidence, and detectives urged witnesses to come forward.

Manchester Evening News


Emergency services responded after a man was shot in a residential area of Manchester, Greater Manchester; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police have since arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.



Firearms officers were deployed following reports that a man with an air gun was involved in a fight among a group of people in Rainham, East London. An airgun was recovered at the scene and a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an air weapon with intent to cause fear of violence.



Three men have been jailed for a total of twenty-four years for their involvement in an armed robbery at a post office in Ashington, Northumberland. Tony Eastlake watched the shop and contacted accomplices, Philip Wright and Adam Rae, after the branch received a delivery of cash. Wearing a mask, Wright then entered the shop with what appeared to be a sawn-off shotgun and demanded cash from one of two terrified female shop workers. Rae stood guard at the door holding a squeezy bottle of liquid. Eastlake was jailed for conspiracy to rob the post office, while Wright and Rae were sentenced for armed robbery.



Armed police officers responding to reports of gunshots in Leyton, East London, found a man suffering a gunshot injury. Despite efforts to save him, the man was declared dead at the scene. The man’s identity has not yet been reported.

stv News


Man sentenced for illegally importing handguns and ammunition in Appin, Argyllshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.