Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The Scottish Sun


Four men arrested after alleged gun incident in Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Man seen with gun in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Man seen shooting ducks on pond in Rhyl, Denbighshire. Click on media link to read full report.

The Sun


After being shot in the arm in Ilford, East London, a man banged on strangers’ doors to ask for help. Hearing the man’s cries outside his house, a doctor rushed to give him first aid. The victim was later treated in hospital, where his injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening. Police have appealed for information.



Police officers fired a rubber baton round at man with crossbow in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Car shot at in Dartford, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.       

Halifax Courier


After stealing shotguns, ammunition, jewellery and cars during burglaries across Calderdale, West Yorkshire in 2016, four men from an organised crime gang pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and were handed custodial sentences: Michael Moorhouse was jailed for seven years, six months; Deontay Crossfield, for three years, six months; Kyle Sykes, for three years, nine months; Harrison Coates, for seven years. In addition, Luke Duval pleaded guilty to the same charge and received a six-month sentence, suspended for 18 months. Christopher Davies was convicted of the same charge and was imprisoned for six-and-a-half years. The total value of the stolen items, some of which have not been recovered, was £131,000. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “Amongst the items which were taken were a number of shotguns and ammunition, which could have been incredibly dangerous when in the wrong hands. These firearms were recovered safely by police in various locations where they had been abandoned by these suspects.”

Daily Record


A man, who reportedly discharged a firearm at the window of a flat in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, has been charged in connection with attempted murder. Police believe the attack was targeted. There have been no reports of any injuries.



Man seen with gun in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Southern Daily Echo


Burglars allegedly stole a locked cabinet containing three shotguns from a house in Lymington, Hampshire, as well as a Range Rover from outside the property. Police believe the robbery was targeted and are trying to trace the stolen firearms. A police spokesperson said: “If you have been approached and offered similar items for sale then please get in touch. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who has licensed firearms in their homes to double check that they are locked up and in a secure place.”

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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.