Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Doncaster Free Press


Following reports of gunshots in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, a man was found to have suffered what are believed to be life-threatening injuries consistent with a firearm discharge. Police are treating the shooting as a targeted attack.

Oxford Mail


Found in possession of cannabis and an Airsoft pistol following a brawl in Bicester, Oxfordshire in February last year, 20-year-old Kane Simmons was handed an eighteen-month community order after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

The Scottish Sun


Police officers recovered a firearm while searching a home in Edinburgh, Lothian. Click on media link to read full report.

Lancashire Telegraph


Police arrested a man after recovering Class A drugs, an imitation firearm and several bladed articles from a house in Burnley, Lancashire. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


Anthony MacBean, aged 54, has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm and ammunition in a public place. In September this year, MacBean fired a starting pistol twice into the air on a street in the centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Armed police officers responded and found MacBean carrying a firearm magazine. The pistol was recovered from nearby bushes.

Wisbech Standard


An X-ray revealed that a mallard duck, found injured near Welney, Norfolk, had been shot with an air rifle. Click on media link to read full report.

Liverpool Echo


A man was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of Class A drugs after police officers recovered a handgun, heroin and cocaine from a house in Huyton, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.



After police officers retrieved drugs, firearms and ammunition at a property in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, four men were arrested. Click on media link to read full report.

The Lowestoft Journal


After a man reportedly threw a flashbang grenade and brandished an imitation Glock air pistol at two people in the town centre of Lowestoft, Suffolk, he was charged with possession of an air weapon with intent to cause fear of violence. Click on media link to read full report.

Daily Mail Online


Leigh Walkington has been sentenced to thirteen months in prison after admitting assault by beating and having an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest. When police officers attended Walkington’s address in Northwold, Norfolk in July this year to arrest him for assaulting his wife, he brandished what looked like a black pistol at them. One of the officers charged at Walkington and he was successfully restrained. The firearm was found to be an imitation gun.

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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.