Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Express

22-05-2022

A man was treated in hospital after being found suffering with suspected shotgun injuries and stab wounds on a street in Lambeth, South London. The victim’s condition was later described as critical. No arrests have yet been reported.


The Star

21-05-2022

A man has been charged in connection with the recovery of firearms from a property in Beighton, South Yorkshire in February this year. Click on media link to read full report.


BirminghamLive

21-05-2022

Luke Birtchnell, aged 21, has been jailed for five years and two months after admitting three counts of attempted robbery, two counts of theft, possession of an imitation firearm and robbery. In March this year, Birtchnell assaulted a taxi driver and threatened to shoot and stab him. A short time later, he pointed a BB gun at a second taxi driver while demanding the keys to his vehicle. Birtchnell then ran away from the scene and was arrested at his home in Willenhall, West Midlands shortly afterwards. The court heard that Birtchnell has “little or no recollection” of his behaviour, being intoxicated at the time of the offences.


YorkshireLive

21-05-2022

Police officers are investigating after two windows of a property in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire were shot and damaged with an airgun or BB gun. Click on media link to read full report.


The Stray Ferret

21-05-2022

Armed police officers were deployed following reports of gunshots heard in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.


Echo

21-05-2022

No suspects located after armed police officers responded to a report of teenage males seen with a firearm in Southport, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.


Greatest Hits Radio

20-05-2022

During an operation designed to interrupt County Lines drug dealing, police officers in Brighton, East Sussex seized nine weapons including knives, machetes and an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.


YorkshireLive

20-05-2022

Police are investigating after a shot was fired through an upstairs window of a house in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

20-05-2022

A man was shot with a suspected BB gun in Newton Heat, Manchester after reportedly being approached by four people on two motorbikes. The victim suffered a finger injury. Police have appealed for information.


LeicestershireLive

20-05-2022

A homeowner was reportedly threatened with a firearm after he confronted a group of men stealing items from his shed in Leicester, Leicestershire. Armed police officers responded but the suspects were not located.


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About this information

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.