Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Hertfordshire Mercury


Firearms officers were sent to a park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire following reports that a child had produced a gun during an altercation among a group of youths. A young teenager was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm and a replica gun was found nearby.

Warrington Guardian


Following the discovery of a gun at a hotel in Warrington, Cheshire, police arrested three men thought to be involved in serious and organised crime. The men, said to be in the hotel hot tub when police arrived, were each charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition; one of the suspects was also charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.

itv News


An inquest into the death of a man in July 2017, has found that police action, which included restraint, punching and use of a Taser, contributed to his death. Police were called after the man began behaving oddly at a hostel in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Officers found the man waving a metal towel rail, which he had ripped from a wall. One of the officers discharged his Taser twice at the man and hit him once with his baton. A second officer then repeatedly punched him. The man was restrained before being taken to hospital where he was found to be critically ill and blood results showed he was suffering from a drug overdose. The inquest heard that the cocaine the man had taken could have triggered Acute Behavioural Disorder and that restraining or tasering people in this state can prove fatal. In a narrative verdict, the jury said that the man’s behaviour influenced the police’s decision to call for back up, including Taser officers, and that some of the restraint used "may have been excessive and at times probably avoidable".

the Lincolnite


After a cat arrived at his home in Lincoln, Lincolnshire with an eye injury, a vet pulled an airgun pellet from the wound. The cat’s owner, who believes there should be tougher rules around licensing of air guns, posted details of the attack online and received reports of similar incidents in the area. The cat is making a good recovery.

Shropshire Star


Police investigating rural crime in Shropshire, gave chase after they spotted a vehicle with cloned number plates. When the vehicle crashed into a hedge, the driver and four passengers fled on foot. A police helicopter was deployed to search for the suspects and all five were arrested shortly afterwards. A firearm was recovered near the abandoned vehicle.

Birmingham Up


Handgun found in stolen car in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.



Gunshots heard in Little Venice, London. Click on media link to read full report.

Mail Online


Armed police officers and paramedics responded after a man was shot near a playground in Feltham, South West London. The victim died at the scene shortly afterwards. Witnesses say the assailant, who fled on a bicycle, appeared to be “a boy of about 14 years of age”. No arrests have yet been reported.



Man banned from having firearms caught with airgun in Rocester, East Staffordshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Simon Gitlin, aged 51, has been ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation days as part of a twelve-month community order after admitting assault by beating. While deputy headmaster of a private school in Cheshire, Gitlin oversaw an after-school shooting club. When a male pupil asked him what it would be like to be shot, Gitlin told him it would  "bloody hurt" before shooting him with plastic bullets from an airsoft gun from a distance of ten to fifteen metres. The boy, said to be very upset by the shooting, was left with several red marks on his stomach, arms and legs. The court heard that Gitlin was under a lot of strain at the time of the incident and has since resigned from his position at the school. He was ordered to pay victim compensation of £125 and £85 prosecution costs.

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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.