Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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BBC News


A fisherman recovered a1940s German sub-machine gun and five non-compatible bullets from a river in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Click on media link to read full report.

Hartlepool Mail


In Colliery, Co. Durham, police officers arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm and blackmail. Click on media link to read full report.

Cambridge Independent


Police officer, Detective Constable Michael Chang, has been handed suspended sentences of six months for dangerous driving and ten months for possession of a firearm. Following an incident in Kettering, Northamptonshire in April 2020, Chang admitted possession of his police-issued PAVA spray. He had been arrested for dangerous driving the month before. Chang has been suspended from duty, disqualified from driving for fourteen months and ordered to pay a fine and costs, amounting to £5,300.

Ipswich Star


A cat required “significant treatment” after it was shot in the leg in Nacton, East Suffolk. Click on media link to read full report.

Southwark News


After forcing entry into an abandoned car in Streatham, South London, specialist officers recovered a loaded Scorpion sub-machine gun from under the rear passenger seat and a loaded pistol-style revolver from the rear pocket of the driver’s seat. In a second vehicle, several live shotgun cartridges were found hidden in a sock.

Oswestry & Border Counties Advertiser


Jamie Wilkinson, aged 29, has been jailed for four years, eight months after admitting dangerous driving, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and firearms offences. Following a high-speed car chase, police officers tracked Wilkinson to his girlfriend’s house in Sherborne, Dorset, where they recovered £5,920 worth of cocaine from inside the property and six bullets or shotgun shells and a high-powered BB gun from his car.



Police officers discharged a Taser twice at a teenage male in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear as he ran away from them after assaulting a teenage girl. Click on media link to read full report.

The Northern Echo


After he fired an air pistol at members of the public and police officers in South Shields, Tyne & Wear in October last year, 34-year-old Barry Milton has been jailed for three years and nine months, having pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


Ernestas Tomkevicius, aged 33, has been handed a suspended six-month custodial sentence after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited device that discharges a noxious liquid, possessing an electrical incapacitation device and possessing a bladed article in a public place. When Tomkevicius was arrested for an unrelated matter in August last year, police officers found a stun gun at his address in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. On his second arrest two weeks later, a pepper spray and a flick knife were recovered.

Yorkshire Evening Post


After he wielded a machete during a disturbance in Leeds, West Yorkshire and officers subsequently recovered a shotgun cartridge at this home, 20-year-old Darnell Bennett was handed a 23-month term in a young offender institution for having an offensive weapon and possessing ammunition. 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.