Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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In July 2015 the method of categorising incidents changed to allow more specific analysis. Please click here to download information about how the old data was re-categorised.

The Guardian


Firearms officers were deployed following reports of a shooting in Wembley, North London. A man, found suffering critical gunshot injuries, died in hospital shortly afterwards. Police have appealed for information.



Man sentenced for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


The coroner at the inquest into the death of a man in Deepcar, South Yorkshire in July last year has recorded a verdict of suicide, cause of death being a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim had sought treatment for depression shortly before he died, following the break-up of a relationship. The inquest heard that the man had been a shotgun licence holder but had got rid of his guns when he moved in with his partner; however, he bought another shotgun just days before his death.



Three people arrested after person reportedly threatened with gun in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.



A police officer was treated in hospital after he was attacked in Bangor, Gwynedd. His Taser, stolen during the incident, has not yet been recovered. Of the five men arrested after the offence, three were later released without charge; a sixth man has since been arrested on suspicion of robbery.



Pigeons reportedly shot dead in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Bird Guides


Marsh Harrier shot in Sculthorpe Moor, Norfolk. Click on media link to read full story.



A man, dressed in camouflage and said to be drunk, reportedly shot what looked like a real handgun several times on a street in Plymouth, Devon. When police, including armed officers, arrived, the man also threatened to shoot at them. One of the officers discharged his Taser at the offender, who was arrested after being checked over by paramedics. Police said that, because a member of the public had informed them that the weapon was a BB gun, the armed officers sent to the scene had not been authorised to deploy their weapons; however, armed response officers carry side-arms as standard at all times.

Northwich Guardian


Peregrine falcon put to sleep after being shot with a shotgun in Aldford, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full story.



Four people were treated in hospital for superficial injuries after they were shot with a shotgun while at a barbecue in Birmingham, West MidlandsNo details about the gunman have been reported. Police have appealed for information.

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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.