Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The Scottish Sun


A man was treated in hospital for serious injuries after being shot in the arm on a street in Glasgow, Scotland. Following the attack, the victim knocked at a house door and was given first aid by a local resident. Police are treating the shooting as a targeted incident. No arrests have yet been made.



It has emerged that one of two men, who reportedly stole cash from the till of a shop in Leeds, West Yorkshire in November last year, threatened staff with what was described as a handgun. In an appeal for information, police issued CCTV images of the suspects.



Responding to reports that four men were seen running away after shots were heard at an address in Wigan, Greater Manchester, police officers confirmed a gun had been fired at the property. There were no reports of anyone being injured. A woman and a teenage boy have since been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Appealing for information, detectives said they believed the incident was a targeted attack.

Watford Observer


After a magnet fisher pulled what looked like a handgun from a canal in Watford, Hertfordshire, police officers safely removed the firearm and later confirmed it was a BB gun. Click on media link to read full report.

Eastern Daily Press


A cat has had a leg amputated after being shot with an air rifle in Halesworth, Suffolk. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Greater Manchester Police has opened an internal investigation after the fingerprints of a police firearms officer were found on a gun that was seized from a property linked to a crime gang in December last year. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Jon Keelan has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. In July last year, after seeing figures with torches in the bushes outside a property in Moston, Manchester, surveillance officers discovered a box buried under an inch of soil outside the address. The box contained a Colt revolver, a Retay firearm, two bullets in a magazine, two bullets in a tissue and two shotgun cartridges. A further two shotgun cartridges and fifteen bullets were also found buried in the ground. Forensic examination of the revolver revealed Keelan’s DNA.

The Bolton News


As part of an investigation into the use of the encrypted communication service, EncroChat, by an organised crime gang, police officers raided properties in Whitefield, Cadishead and Worsley, Greater Manchester and arrested four men and two women on suspicion of offences including money laundering, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and firearm offences. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


Asad Khalid, aged 29, has been jailed for eighteen years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, conspiracy to sell prohibited weapons, possessing a firearm and possessing ammunition. After discovering he was using an encrypted phone network to trade heroin and cocaine, and to supply firearms to organised criminal gangs, police officers searched Khalid’s flat in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and recovered a pistol and ammunition. Khalid was traced and arrested shortly afterwards.

Manchester Evening News


Following reports of shots fired, police officers searched an area of Wythenshawe, Manchester. 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.