Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Man arrested after air weapons and ammunition found in Deal and Folkestone, Kent. Click on media link to read full story.

BBC News


It has emerged that male youths reportedly shot a teenage boy six times with a BB gun in a park in Pickering, North Yorkshire in February this year. The boy was treated in hospital for injuries to his legs and face. The victim’s mother said that her son is now "too scared" to go outside and suffers from night terrors. Two 14-year-old boys have since been given a Community Resolution Order, part of which required them to write a letter of apology to the victim and his family.



Police Taser deployed during arrests for van theft in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Click on media link to read full story.



Two men confronted a cyclist in an alleyway in Liverpool, Merseyside, before one of them allegedly shot him in the knee. Police were called after the injured man attended a local hospital shortly afterwards. Police are undertaking forensic, CCTV and house to house enquiries.

Chichester Observer


An inquest has been opened into the death of a man at his home in Chichester, West Sussex, last month, cause of death being a head injury due to a shotgun discharge. The deceased man was found dead in his bed with a shotgun nearby. A full inquest will follow later this year.   



Three-year-old boy finds BB gun in a lake in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full story.



Man charged with Illegal possession of disguised Taser in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full story.

Express & Star


Matthew Coke, aged 42, has been jailed for eight years after being found guilty of gun possession. After spotting a car being driven at speed and jumping red lights in Birmingham, West Midlands in January this year, police officers stopped and searched the vehicle. A handgun loaded with five bullets was recovered from under the front passenger seat and Coke, found to be drunk behind the wheel, was arrested. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “The handgun was test fired and shown to be a viable firearm – and examination by ballistic experts has shown that it’s been linked to crime in other parts of the country.”

Daily Gazette Essex County Standard


Man arrested for illegal possession of stun gun in Colchester, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.

The Northern Echo


Boys seen shooting at pigeons with BB gun in Thornaby, North Yorkshire. 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.