Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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ChronicleLive

25-09-2022

Ruhel Miah, aged 21, has been jailed for fifteen months after pleading guilty to affray and breaching a previous suspended sentence. In April this year, Miah fired a blank starter pistol towards a group of children playing near the bottom of his garden in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. Armed police officers responded and recovered the weapon, as well as a BB gun that had been hidden in the lining of a sofa. In a victim impact statement, one of the children said, “A man shot a gun at me and my friends. When he shot the gun I was scared, it was the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. I was scared to play out in case he came back and found me. I'm worried he will come back and hurt me. I think about being shot at all the time, it's so clear in my head. I hope I never have to see the man again because of what he did to me and my friends. It was scary and horrible.”


Warrington Worldwide

25-09-2022

Police are investigating after youths allegedly shot at two men with a BB gun in Warrington, Cheshire. One man was hit on the head, the other on the back. Neither man was injured.


Metro

25-09-2022

Firearms officers were deployed following reports that a man allegedly threatened a cash-in-transit security worker with a pistol outside a supermarket in Manchester. The man reportedly stole £28,500 in cash before fleeing. No arrests have yet been made.


islandecho

25-09-2022

Sunny Evelight, aged 25, has been handed an 18-month community order with 20 rehabilitation days after pleading guilty to firing an air weapon beyond premises and injuring a non-schedule 1 wild bird. In June this year, Evelight shot a black-headed gull with a meteor air rifle in the back garden of his home in Shalfleet, Isle of Wight. Some children found the bird nearby and it was taken to a vet’s. The gull had suffered serious wing damage and was put to sleep.


HullLive

25-09-2022

Police officers retrieved a firearm after it was found in a pond by a member of the public in Hull, East Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.


Telegraph & Argus

25-09-2022

It has emerged that a teenage male was apprehended in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in August this year in possession of a handgun with the intent to cause a woman to believe that unlawful violence would be used against her or another. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

23-09-2022

No injuries reported after shots were fired at a house in Harpurhey, Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.


ChronicleLive

23-09-2022

Four men and a woman were arrested after a firearm was discharged at a property in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. Click on media link to read full report.


Luton Today

23-09-2022

Police officers executing a warrant at a property in Luton, Bedfordshire recovered an imitation firearm, a large knife and quantities of suspected cannabis and cocaine. Two men and two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, as well as possession of an offensive weapon.


CambridgeshireLive

23-09-2022

Following reports of violence, police officers seized a knife, an axe and a Taser from a property in Buckden, Cambridgeshire. A man was arrested in connection with the incident.


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About this information

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.