Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The Toysmatrix


Three men were injured when “a number of suspects” allegedly opened fire at a barber’s shop in Forest Gate, East London. One of the victims, who was also stabbed, remains in a critical condition.

Swindon Advertiser


Armed police officers were deployed after shots were fired through the upstairs window of a house in Swindon, Wiltshire. Click on media link to read full report.



A teenage male was arrested on suspicion of wounding and firearm offences after a man was shot at a park in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The victim's injuries are not believed to be serious. Officers also arrested a woman on suspicion of assisting offenders.

Daily Gazette Essex County Standard


After being found in possession of a shotgun in Colchester, Essex in November last year, 25-year-old Billy Munson was fined £120 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £145, having admitted possessing the firearm without a valid certificate. The shotgun will be forfeited and destroyed.

UK Today News


After he threatened a neighbour with a BB gun during a row over money, 70-year-old Liaqat Ali, from Birmingham, West Midlands, was sentenced to eighteen months in prison for possession of an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.



After pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and damaging property, 24-year-old Marcus Brook has been jailed for two years. Following an argument with a man in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, Brook called at his home where he fired an imitation gun towards him. He then went to the back of the property and shot at a door three times, causing minor damage.



After they were arrested several times for drug and other offences, and police officers recovered weapons including a Taser and a machete from their mother’s house in Derby, Derbyshire, Asad Raza and Imaan Majid were jailed for 59 months and 140 weeks, respectively. Click on media link to read full report.



Eric Pike, aged 50, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after admitting attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent. In June this year, Pike brandished a replica firearm at a mother and daughter in a carpark lift in Liverpool, Merseyside, threatening to shoot one of them in the eye if they didn’t hand over their money and phones. After refusing to comply, the daughter chased Pike away. In personal statements, the victims described the long-lasting impact of the anxiety they suffer as a result of the attack.

The Oldham Times


Connor Jackson-Westwood, aged 25 and from Royton, Greater Manchester, has been jailed for fifteen years after admitting to drug importation offences and being in possession of a prohibited weapon, a stun gun. Click on media link to read full report.



Kimani Shaw, aged 22, has been jailed for eleven years after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. In May 2019, Shaw was stabbed 20 times after he pointed a gun at rival gang members in Birmingham, West Midlands. The incident was said to have sparked a triple drive-by shooting the following day, during which one young man was killed and two were injured.

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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.