Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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A teenage boy was arrested after he allegedly fired a BB gun at a window in Guisborough, North Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



A boy has been excluded from a school in Birmingham, West Midlands after he took a toy gun into a fast-food restaurant. He also gave the gun to a friend, who reportedly shot “plastic pips” at two pupils. The boy’s mother claimed that the gun had been given to police, who found no grounds to investigate.



Two homes in Stockton, Co. Durham have been boarded up and made the subject of closure orders following complaints of antisocial behaviour, including a paintball gun being fired at other properties. Click on media link to read full report.

Wandsworth Times


Following reports of a shooting in Brockwell Park, South London, a man was treated in hospital for shotgun wounds. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been reported.

Southern Daily Echo


Police officers arrested a 17-year-old youth on suspicion of possessing of a firearm without a certificate after two swans and several pigeons were shot dead in New Alresford, Hampshire last week. Click on media link to read full report.

BBC News


After a man was shot in the back with a BB gun at a property in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, police officers arrested a man and two teenage boys on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Click on media link to read full report.

East Anglian Daily Times


Barry Sharp, 45, and Gary Thompson, 46, have been jailed for thirteen years and twelve years, respectively, after being convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. In November 2018, Sharp and Thompson forced their way into an elderly couple’s home in Fordham, Essex after pretending to deliver a bouquet of flowers. The couple were shocked with a stun gun and the woman was hit in the face with a weighted rope before having her hands tied with cable ties and her head covered up. Her husband was forced to open the couple’s safe after being told she would be raped if he didn’t cooperate. The intruders then fled with cash and jewellery. Mobile phone cell site and automatic number plate recognition camera evidence linked Sharp to the attack, while Thompson’s DNA was found on the cable ties.

The Lowestoft Journal


Kyle Holder , aged 19, has been sentenced to 28 months in a young offenders’ institution after admitting attempted robbery, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a knife in a public place. In October last year, Holder threatened a shopkeeper with a BB gun in Lowestoft, East Sussex while demanding cash. He fled the shop empty-handed after also pulling a knife.



Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in Birmingham, West Midlands, during which a handgun is believed to have been fired at another car. Click on media link to read full report.



Two seagulls have been shot and injured with a suspected air rifle in Poole, Dorset. 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.