Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Manchester Evening News


Edward Boyce, aged 42, has been handed an eight-and-a-half-year prison term after being convicted of possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of ammunition, and admitting transferring criminal property. In February last year, police officers recovered a Walther P99 semi-automatic pistol and five rounds of live ammunition from a storage container in Miles Platting, Manchester. They subsequently saw Boyce pass a bag that contained £135,000 cash to a man in a van, while a further £29,000 cash and numerous designer items were recovered from the flat Boyce shared with his girlfriend. On sentencing, the judge said, “There is no question that you, Boyce, had possession of that [gun] for anything other than the purpose of serious organised crime.”



Following reports of a group of people with a gun at New Street Station in Birmingham, West Midlands, armed police officers were deployed to support British Transport Police as they arrested three men on suspicion of carrying an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.



X-rays revealed that a goshawk, found dead in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, had been shot with a shotgun. Click on media link to read full report.

Swindon Advertiser


After a group of children found a shotgun at a park in Swindon, Wiltshire, specialist officers and volunteers searched the area and discovered a second shotgun and ammunition. A police spokesperson said that it is thought the weapons had been discarded after being stolen during a recent burglary.



No casualties reported after a window of a house in Leeds, West Yorkshire was damaged by shotgun fire. Click on media link to read full report.



A man was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in Leeds, West Yorkshire. On the same evening, a teenage boy was stabbed with a machete elsewhere in the city. Police believe the attacks were targeted and that criminal street gangs were involved in both incidents.



Police officers Tasered and arrested a man in Birmingham, West Midlands following reports that he had attacked people and cars with a metal pole. He reportedly went on to swing the pole at the officers and make threats to kill.



It has emerged that, in November last year, police officers Tasered a man who was stopped while driving a stolen car in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

Northamptonshire Telegraph


Following a police raid at a property in Corby, Northamptonshire, a man was charged with possession of a 28-bore sawn-off shotgun and an imitation firearm, and drug offences. Click on media link to read full report.

Express & Star


Police officers raided a property in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and recovered Class A drugs, a Samurai sword, an air rifle and a knife. 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.