Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Man seen holding gun to his head in Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Click on media link to read full report.



Five men have been jailed for a total of more than one hundred years for their part in a violent feud; a sixth man is awaiting sentence. In October last year, a dispute between criminal gangs in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear escalated, resulting in property being attacked and three houses being shot at. The first house was wrongly targeted and a potentially lethal shot narrowly missed a woman inside. Detectives established that a shotgun was used in the first shooting and a .22 rifle and a .410 shotgun were used in the third, with five bullets being fired. No one has been convicted of the second attack. Police used CCTV, DNA and phone data to identify the suspects involved before raiding a house and arresting two men, Darren Appleby and Jamie Moran. A pump action rifle, ammunition, balaclavas, £5,000 in cash and cannabis were recovered from under the floorboards. Appleby was jailed for 24 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to the first and third shootings. Moran and a third man, Michael Conroy, received sentences of 21 and 22 years respectively for the same offences. Conroy was also found guilty of possessing ammunition, namely a .22 bullet, without a certificate. Two other men, Kenneth Moran and Bailey Wilson, were jailed for 19 and 22 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to the first shooting only. A sixth man was found guilty of the same charge and will be sentenced at a later date. It is thought that other conspirators may still be at large.



Luke Williams, aged 21, was handed a suspended two-year prison sentence with a rehabilitation requirement of 30 days and an order to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, two counts of possession of a knife, possession of a Class A drug and possession of an imitation firearm. Disguised by a crash helmet, Williams demanded money from a female member of staff at his local betting shop in Wallasey, Merseyside, threatening her with an imitation gun and two knives. When he addressed the staff member by name, she recognised him as someone she knew and told him to go away. Williams’ grandmother was also in the shop and she, too, recognised him. Williams left empty-handed after dropping one of the knives. The court heard that Williams had been under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of the offence and had threatened to commit suicide afterwards. The judge accepted that Williams had been mentally unwell at the time of the attempted robbery, saying: "...I am satisfied if I sent you to prison you would be unlikely to receive the help you need and your risk would increase on release. The public interest is best served with a suspended sentence."



Teenage male arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to causes fear of violence in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Kashif Ahmed, aged 28, was handed a custodial sentence of nine years after he admitted possessing a firearm with intent, wounding with intent and arson. After accusing a male co-worker in Newport, Wales of flirting with his ex-girlfriend, Ahmed held an imitation gun to the man’s head and told him that he had ten bullets for the firearm. He also pistol-whipped his victim, causing serious head injuries and a broken nose. Ahmed then set fire to the man’s car before fleeing. The victim, who believed the gun to be real, told the court: “I didn’t know if he was going to pull that trigger or not. I didn’t know if that was my last breath or not.”

Hereford Times


Cat shot with airgun in Cusop, Herefordshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


A man was treated in hospital after being shot in the foot in Manchester, Greater Manchester; his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Police have since arrested two men and a woman on suspicion of section 18 assault.

Telegraph & Argus


Firearms discharge during a burglary in Wisbey, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



A 17-year-old male has been jailed for three years, nine months for crimes that include possession of a shotgun, a handgun, ammunition and three wraps of crack cocaine, and drugs supply offences. The teenager was one of 53 people arrested in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire following an extensive investigation by police into the city’s Class A drugs trade, carried out after an increase in violent crime. In addition, £140,000 worth of Class A drugs and £35,000 in cash and gold bullion were seized. A police spokesperson said: “This has been an extensive and long-standing operation in Huddersfield which has resulted in a significant amount of prison sentences and drugs and weapons seized from the streets.”

Hastings & St Leonards Observer


Gull shot dead in Hastings, East Sussex. 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.