Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The Bolton News


Ali Khalid Ali, aged 21, has been jailed for seven years after admitting possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing cocaine and heroin with the intent to supply and possessing cannabis. In February last year, police officers raided Ali’s grandmother’s property in Bolton, Greater Manchester and recovered around £6,500 worth of drugs and a sawn-off shotgun. The court heard that the firearm was a Feg Monte Carlo, less than 60 centimetres in length and capable of being fired.

Newark Advertiser


After being found carrying a knife, Taser and drugs at the railway station in Newark, Nottinghamshire in January this year, and subsequently charged with six counts of making indecent images of children, 23-year-old Connor Mussell has now been jailed for eleven months, handed a 24-month supervision order and drug rehabilitation order, and told to complete unpaid work. His name will be placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for five years.



Police officers discovered weapons including a shotgun and two handguns during a search of a property in Great Barr, West Midlands. A man was subsequently charged with illegally possessing two revolvers, a shotgun, ammunition and other weapons, as well as producing cannabis.



Armed police officers were deployed to arrest a man after he allegedly stole firearms, ammunition, alcohol, tools and jewellery from a farm in Sevenhampton, Wiltshire. Click on media link to read full report.



No suspects or victims were located after armed police officers responded to reports of a shooting in Brockley, South London. Shortly afterwards, a man suffering a gunshot wound self-presented at a local hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been made but a police spokesperson said that two male suspects, seen leaving the scene of the shooting on a moped, are being sought.

News & Star with The Cumberland News


Two men were arrested on suspicion of trespassing with an air rifle after they were reportedly seen on private land in Scotby, Cumbria. Click on media link to read full report.

Leigh Journal


Police officers investigating the supply of counterfeit prescription drugs searched properties in Wigan and Salford, Greater Manchester and arrested four people, all of whom have since been charged with drug and firearm offences. Click on media link to read full report.

Brecon & Radnor Express


Police recovered five bullets after they were confiscated at a school in Brecon, Powys. The ammunition was subsequently found not to be live. Click on media link to read full report.



Following a report of youths trespassing in a private yard in Margate, Kent, police officers arrested two teenage boys on suspicion of attempted burglary and criminal damage. One of the boys was also arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm after officers recovered a BB gun.



A herring gull had to be put down after being shot in the chest with an airgun in Cardiff, South Wales. Herring gulls, their eggs and their nests are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 198 and it is illegal to intentionally kill, take or injure them except under licence.

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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.