Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Northamptonshire Telegraph

23-05-2019

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West Bridgford Wire

23-05-2019

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Edinburgh Evening News

22-05-2019

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Metro

22-05-2019

Richard Wilcockson, aged 47, has been jailed for 32 months after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and breaching an antisocial behaviour order imposed in 2014. Firearms officers arrested Wilcockson after he was spotted firing a .22 air rifle from the window of a friend’s flat in Swansea, Wales. It was later revealed that the air rifle, which Wilcockson claimed to have found in a cupboard at the property, had been seized by police following an earlier incident. On that occasion, the weapon was returned to Wilcockson due to a lack of evidence, but it will now be forfeited and destroyed. The court heard that Wilcockson had a total of 78 convictions for 132 offences including an attempted robbery with an imitation pistol.


Luton Today

22-05-2019

After their dogs started to fight, a man reportedly pointed what was believed to be a firearm at a woman in a park in Luton, Bedfordshire. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following the incident, which left the woman terrified.


NottinghamshireLive

22-05-2019

Police attended following a report that a man had been threatened with a firearm at an address in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and an air pistol was recovered at the scene.


Manchester Evening News

22-05-2019

Two men reportedly threatened staff at a newsagent shop in Middleton, Greater Manchester with a gun and a knife before stealing cash and goods. There were no reports of any injuries, but staff were left shaken. Police issued a description of the men, who fled by car, and appealed for information.


Swindon Advertiser

22-05-2019

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The Shuttle

21-05-2019

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Bury Times

21-05-2019

Following an investigation into the supply of drugs and firearms in Manchester, five men have been jailed: Jordan Clements was sentenced to fifteen years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and MDMA, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of criminal property, and four other men, Mohammed Sarwar, Anthony Frost, Nathan Lee and Marcel Madden, have received a total of just over 26 years for drugs and other offences. During a surveillance operation, officers saw Sarwar putting packaging into a wheelie bin after leaving the group’s ‘safe house’ in Whitefield, Greater Manchester; the packaging was recovered and found to be consistent with bulk cocaine wrapping. Clements was subsequently witnessed placing packaging in a public bin and, again, traces of cocaine were found on the recovered material. On raiding the house, officers seized 2.5 kg of cocaine, 500g of crack cocaine, 860g heroin and 861g of MDMA, as well as drug paraphernalia relating to drug supply. They also found an Uzi sub machine gun and ammunition hidden in a bag inside a cupboard. Clements’ DNA was retrieved from the gun.


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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.