Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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West Bridgford Wire


Five members of one family have been sentenced for their involvement in an attack on a relative following an argument over business matters. In June 2020, Jeremiah, Rudolph, Abraham, Danny and Samson Price confronted their victim outside his home in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Rudolph assaulted the man, Abraham swung a machete at him and Jeremiah shot him in the back with a shotgun. The victim, Jeremiah’s uncle, later said that he had believed he was going to die. Jeremiah was jailed for nine years after admitting causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Abraham also received a nine-year sentence after admitting grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. Rudolph was handed a custodial sentence of nine-and-a-half years after he admitted grievous bodily harm with intent. Danny was jailed for nine-and-a-half years for wounding with intent and Samson was handed a suspended fourteen-month sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours’ unpaid work after pleaded guilty to affray.



After armed police officers raided a house in Huyton, Merseyside, five people were arrested on suspicion of possession of a section 1 firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

The Sun


After a teenage boy was seriously injured in a stabbing outside a pub in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, police officers arrested two people and recovered a number of weapons, including a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


Police are investigating gunshot damage to a window and door at an occupied property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Following a National Crime Agency investigation into the supply of firearms, Artem Kuts, 39, Oliver Mark, 40, and Alexander Georgiev, 26, have been jailed for fifteen years, eight years and six years, respectively. In October last year, surveillance officers observed Kuts getting into a car with a brown paper bag outside his home in Isle of Dogs, East London. The car was registered to Mark. Georgiev was subsequently seen getting in and out of the car, carrying the same bag. When armed police officers searched the vehicle, they recovered the bag, which contained a Russian brand Baikal self-loading pistol and eight rounds of Makarov ammunition. Two more Baikal pistols and fourteen rounds of ammunition were found hidden in the garden of Kuts’ home. Kuts was found guilty of the attempted sale or transfer of a firearm prohibited weapon, possession of ammunition and three counts of possession of firearm. Mark was found guilty of the attempted sale and transfer of a firearm, while Georgiev pleaded guilty to the same charge, as well as possession of a firearm.



A man has been fatally shot in a car park in Croydon, South London. Police have appealed for information, particularly from anyone attending a party at a nearby house. No arrests have yet been reported.

Daily Echo


Following a report of concern for the welfare of a person with an air rifle at an address in Poole, Dorset, police officers arrested a man on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate. Click on media link to read full report.

Worcester News


Following reports of a man with a rifle in a car in Worcester, Worcestershire, an armed police officer shot the suspect in his leg. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The shooting has been referred to West Mercia's Professional Standards Department and to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Manchester Evening News


Following reports of a man brandishing a gun in Salford, Greater Manchester, armed police officers responded and four men were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences. Click on media link to read full report.

BBC News


After she acted as getaway driver for a man who fatally shot a woman in Blackburn, Lancashire in May last year, Judy Chapman, aged 27, has been jailed for fifteen years, having been found guilty of manslaughter. 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.