Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Swindon Advertiser


Police officers are investigating after a member of the public found an airgun at a community area in Swindon, Wiltshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Powys County Times


It has emerged that two cats were shot with an airgun on the same day last month in the area of Builth Wells, Powys. Both cats suffered horrific injuries that resulted in having a leg amputated.

Northamptonshire Telegraph


After a member of the public reported seeing a man with a firearm in Kettering, Northamptonshire, police officers arrested a man found to be carrying a pellet gun and a knife. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Rois Cook has been sentenced to thirteen-and-a-half months in prison for possession of live ammunition, possession of cocaine and cannabis and possession of prohibited weapons, namely a stun gun and pepper spray. Following a shooting in Moss Side in March this year, DNA on spent cartridge casings was traced back to Cook. On searching his home in Gatley, Greater Manchester, police officers discovered a starter pistol, blank cartridges, live ammunition, a stun gun, pepper spray and Class A drugs. It is not believed that Cook was involved in the shooting.

Warrington Guardian


Three teenagers were arrested after armed police officers responded to a report of youths seen with a pistol in Orford, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Isle of Wight County Press


Police officers recovered a knuckle duster and stun gun during a drug raid in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Click on media link to read full report.



After police officers stopped a male cyclist in Liverpool, Merseyside, they discovered he was carrying a handgun. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a section one firearm and theft of a motor vehicle. The firearm will be sent for forensic examination.



David Hull, aged 49, has been jailed for 34 months after admitting possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, driving while banned and without insurance, and taking his mother’s car without consent. In October last year, Hull fired several shots from a Retay Nano 8mm blank-firing pistol into the air on a street in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Firearms officers recovered the gun at the scene and Hull was arrested at home shortly afterwards.

South Wales Argus


A cat is recovering after being shot in the abdomen with an airgun in Gelligaer, Caerphilly. Click on media link to read full report.

The Northern Echo


Leon Parkinson, aged 20, has been jailed for eight years and four months after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm of length less than 30-60cm, possession of a firearm with intent to cause violence, possession of ammunition and possession of a Class B drug. Following “troubles” between himself and another man, Parkinson fired an improvised 20-bore shotgun at the door of the man’s home in North Ormesby, North Yorkshire in June this year. Footage of the incident shows Parkinson’s target come out of his house with an air pistol, though it is believed this was not fired.

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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.