Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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It has emerged that police officers sprayed CS gas at a man and Tasered him twice after he assaulted his partner in South Normanton, Derbyshire in January this year. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Three men have been jailed for their involvement in a violent attack in Altrincham, Greater Manchester in August last year. Armed with a machete, a ratchet and a firearm, Nathaniel Leckie, Tyler Tucker and Jordell Keegan forced their way into a flat that was occupied by a man, woman and their young son. One of the intruders held a gun to the man’s head and demanded cash and jewellery, before all three assailants attacked the family dog, inflicting injuries that caused her to lose an eye. Leckie, 36, was jailed for eleven years after being convicted of aggravated burglary, while Tucker, 20, and Keegan, 19, were sentenced to eight years, three months and seven years, four months, respectively, in a youth detention centre after both pleaded guilty to the same charge. 

Sussex World


Police appealed for information following reports of a man carrying a firearm while riding a bike in Crawley, West Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


Following an incident at a house in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, a man was charged with harassment, criminal damage and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and harassment. Click on media link to read full report.



After he threatened to shoot his mother with a realistic-looking BB gun at her home in Weston, Somerset, Joshua Neale pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He has now been handed a twelve-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and 35 days of rehabilitation.

The News


After he tried to steal alcohol and threatened a security guard with a Taser at a supermarket in Waterlooville, Hampshire, 32-year-old Sile Vaduva admitted possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and attempted theft, and was jailed for five years. Click on media link to read full report.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Serwan Abdulkarim, aged 36 and from Leeds, West Yorkshire, has been handed a twelve-month community order with fifteen rehabilitation days and 150 hours of unpaid work after being found guilty of possession of a stun gun disguised as a torch. In March 2020, police officers found the stun gun in Abdulkarim’s jacket pocket after stopping a van he was driving. Abdulkarim must also pay £100 in costs.

Bucks Free Press


After police officers executed a warrant at a property in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, a man was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and one count of possession of an article for use in connection with conversion of imitation firearms. Click on media link to read full report.



Suspicious of criminal activity, police officers stopped a car occupied by four men in Sutton, Nottinghamshire and recovered a firearm and two knives. One man, wanted in connection with a murder, was arrested on suspicion of murder, possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, while the other three were arrested for the latter two offences.



Passengers were evacuated and armed police officers were deployed following reports of a person in possession of a firearm at the railway station in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. A toy cap gun was recovered and a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public place.

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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.