Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The Press


Two men allegedly threatened a third man with a machete and stole his Magic self-loading 22RF rifle and quad bike while he was out shooting rabbits in Womersley, North Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Dorset Echo


John Burton, 28, Tommy Catanach, 25, William Holmes, 22, and Levie Lee, 20, have been fined and banned from entering Dorset with an air rifle, slingshot or sighthound dog after pleading guilty to trespassing in pursuit of game. The men were arrested in July last year after being spotted shooting at the hares from moving vehicles in Cashmoor, Dorset.



Police officers recovered two pistols from a property in Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire. A spokesperson later confirmed that the officers had spoken with the householder and that “no criminal offences were identified”.



During a raid at a property in Islington, London, police officers recovered 21 potential firearms, including machine guns such as an MP40, Thompsons and an Uzi. Click on media link to read full report.

Express & Star


Jonathon Bradley, aged 52, has been jailed for five years and seven months after admitting possessing a shotgun without a firearms certificate and possessing ammunition without a certificate. In September 2019, Bradley held a shotgun to his ex-partner’s head and threatened to kill her after she climbed over a fence into his garden in Kingswinford, West Midlands. The court heard that Bradley had confiscated her keys, phone and money when their relationship ended. Bradley subsequently denied having a gun at the property but police officers discovered an unlicensed shotgun and ammunition in the garage. Bradley was convicted of occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating last month.



A man has been charged with conspiring to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing a banned firearm, namely a .44 Smith & Wesson revolver, after he allegedly fired shots at homes in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.



A teenage girl was treated in hospital after being shot in a drive-by attack in Moss Side, Manchester. Police believe that the victim, who was standing among a crowd of people at a party when she was injured, was not the intended target. No arrests have yet been reported.

Daily Echo


Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man with a firearm threatening a resident at an address in Bournemouth, Dorset. The suspect was arrested for possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Evening Standard


Enes Ulas, 23, and Daniel James, 24, have been jailed for ten years and two-and-a-half years, respectively, after they violently attacked a man in Mitcham, South London. In August 2020, Ulas threatened a man with a replica gun, while James stabbed him in the head with a large knife. The attack took place in a residential area, in front of young children. James, was found guilty of violent disorder and threatening a person with an offensive weapon, while Ulas was sentenced for wounding with intent, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.



Beredon Korveshaj has been handed a suspended seven-month prison term with twenty rehabilitation activity days after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possessing a knife. In June this year, Korveshaj pointed an imitation gun at his cousin and at a member of the public who had attempted to intervene in a fight between the two men in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Korveshaj fled after a second member of the public tried to take the weapon from him, but returned to look for his cousin, carrying both the firearm and a large knife. He later hid the gun at a café and went out with the knife again.

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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.