Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Police officers arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm, possession of criminal property and possession of a Class B drug following a report of suspicious activity in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Clacton Gazette


After police officers carried out drug warrants in London, a man was charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, possessing or acquiring criminal property and possession of a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

Bedford Independent


Jordan Carr and Mason Matthews have each been jailed for two-and-a-half years after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence, while Carr admitted unrelated charges of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. In January 2020, Carr and Matthews threatened two girls with an imitation firearm in Kempston, Bedfordshire to force them to give information about a suspect involved in a stabbing. Carr subsequently went on the run from police, taunting them on social media.

The Star


It has emerged that, in October 2018, a man shot himself in the head with an air rifle and threatened to kill himself after twice sexually abusing a teenage girl in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Armed police officers were deployed following reports of gunshots in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Subsequently, two men self-presented at a local hospital, one with a gunshot wound to the face and the other with knife injuries to the head. Both casualties remain in a serious condition. A man and a women have since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Basildon Canvey Southend Echo


Kelvin Westnutt, aged 40 and from Southend, Essex, has been jailed for five months for affray, while a charge of attempting to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence will lie on file. In March 2020, after accusing them of hacking his phone, Westnutt threatened his housemates with what appeared to be a black handgun. Armed police officers responded and arrested him at the property. The court heard that the firearm was a “legally held pistol used in an unlawful way”.

Hereford Times


Following reports of a man with a gun at a park in Hereford, Herefordshire, police officers arrested an adult male on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent. Click on media link to read full report.

Daily Record


Wilson Barrett, aged 72, has been fined £350 after pleading guilty to possessing an air rifle without a certificate. Police officers seized Barrett’s air rifle after a neighbour heard him shooting at his house in Camelon, Falkirk. Barrett told the officers he had been shooting at grey squirrels that had been gnawing the wiring in his loft. After ordering the forfeiture of the air rifle and pellets, the sheriff told Barrett that the maximum sentence he could have imposed was twelve months’ imprisonment, adding, "It seems to me that the public interest in requiring a licence for the possession of weapons, including air weapons, is considerable, and the available penalty, even on summary complaint, rather reflects that."

Mail Online


Police officers responding to reports of a shooting in Brixton, South London, discovered that a teenage male had suffered a gunshot wound. The shots were reportedly fired after a car crash. No arrests have yet been made.



A teenage male self-presented at a hospital after being shot in the leg near a children’s play area in Wirral, Merseyside. He was said to be in a stable condition. Police have appealed for information.

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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.