Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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A five-year-old boy was flown to hospital in a "life threatening" condition after he was reportedly shot in the chest with a pellet gun by a sibling. The two children were playing in the garden of their home in Enfield, North London at the time of the incident. A police spokesperson later said that no arrests had been made and enquiries were ongoing.



Police responded to reports of gunshots heard while youths reportedly threw bricks at house in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. A man subsequently presented himself at a local hospital with gunshot wounds to his lower leg. A woman has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody; a man, also arrested in connection with the incident, has since been released under investigation.



Shots were fired at two houses in Glasgow, Scotland, damaging windows at both properties. Both houses were occupied at the time of the attack, though no one was injured. Police believe that one of the houses was targeted by the shooter, while the other may have been shot at in error. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward, particularly anyone who saw a man who standing outside one of the houses at the time of the attack.

The Northern Echo


Following an alleged attempted armed robbery at a shop in Darlington, Co. Durham, a man has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. No injuries were reported.

Eastern Daily Press


One of two teenagers, who reportedly stole a bike from a man in Norwich, Norfolk, allegedly shot their victim just above his eye with an air gun as he chased after them. Police are linking the attack with another incident, during which a teenage boy was threatened with a hammer while his bike was stolen. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.



Police were alerted after two men reportedly used a knife and handgun to threaten a security guard who was filling a cash machine outside a shop in Liverpool, Merseyside. The thieves fled on foot after stealing a large quantity of cash. The guard and shop workers were left shaken but unhurt. Police have appealed for information.

Telegraph & Argus


Kassam Nadeem, aged 27 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for 21 years: separate eight-year sentences for two counts of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and five years for possession of a firearm. Nadeem fired a sawn-off shotgun at a house in Accrington, Lancashire in June 2017 and was involved in a similar incident at a house in  Haslingden a month earlier. A woman, said to have owed Nadeem a drug debt, was injured by flying glass during the Accrington incident. Two other men, Hasriat Omar Khan and Louis Ojapah were sentenced to nine and seven years respectively for their roles in the incidents, Khan being sentenced in his absence after going on the run.



Leo Boseman was handed a 30-month prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a sawn-off shotgun, and having a .22 rifle cartridge and a powerful air weapon without a licence. When police raided Boseman’s home in Deal, Kent, they  found the firearms stashed in his wardrobe and a live cartridge in a drawer. In court, Boseman claimed to have bought an army trunk of kit at a boot fair, unaware that it contained the weapons. He also claimed to have bought the cartridge at the same boot fair, believing it to be a blank. The court heard that the cartridge was incompatible with the guns and neither weapon had been fired.



Police believe that a smashed window at a house in Batley Carr, West Yorkshire, may have been caused by a shooting. A male occupant suffered minor injuries from broken glass. Officers examined CCTV and carried out a forensic examination at the scene.

Manchester Evening News


Police officers were deployed following reports of shots fired at the window of a house in Bolton, Greater Manchester. No-one was hurt during the attack, which police believe was targeted. No arrests have yet been made.

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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.