Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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BBC News


A man died at the scene after he was found with a gunshot wound in Catford, South London. Police have issued an appeal for witnesses but no arrests have yet been reported.

The Hunts Post


After a magnet fisher found a live rifle grenade in a river in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team safely removed the item to a nearby RAF base where a controlled explosion was carried out. The grenade is believed to have been around 100 years old.

BBC News


Police officers carrying out a warrant at an industrial estate in Willenhall, West Midlands recovered a gun and a quantity of ammunition from a vehicle. Cannabis, a knife, cash and mobile phones were seized from a second, suspected stolen, vehicle. A man, who reportedly tried to flee from the scene, was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs, possession of an offensive weapon, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm. The gun will be tested to see if it is viable.

West Mercia Police


Peter Want, aged 46 and from Worcester, Worcestershire, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half-years for possessing a prohibited weapon (pen gun), possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, possession of an imitation firearm in a public place, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, two counts each of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place, and three counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place (crossbow, Samurai sword and small sword). The weapons were discovered after police officers stopped Want’s vehicle in May 2023.



The coroner at the inquest into the death of a woman in Emneth, Norfolk in September 2023 has recorded a narrative verdict, concluding that she deliberately shot herself with a legally-held shotgun. Police officers found the woman, injured, in the garden of her home with a licensed shotgun by her side. She died at the scene soon afterwards. The inquest heard that the woman had made a comment around two years previously about shooting herself but had not mentioned it in the “recent past”. At the time of her death, she had apparently been looking forward to the future. The coroner said that while the evidence did not reveal her intention, it was unlikely the gun could have been fired accidentally.

Bournemouth Echo


No arrests have been made after the window of a shop in Ferndown, Dorset was damaged by a suspected BB gun pellet. Click on media link to read full report.



Following reports of gunshots on a residential street in Smethwick, West Midlands, police officers discovered a home had been damaged. No arrests have yet been reported.

Yorkshire Evening Post


A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to two years' detention after admitting possessing a firearm to cause fear of violence and pocssessing ammunition without a certificate. After a gun was fired toward two cars in Leeds, West Yorkshire in August 2023, the teenager was seen on CCTV holding a gun. His fingerprints were found on a discarded, converted, blank-firing pistol, discovered along with a cartridge of bullets. A second gun was recovered nearby. The court heard that the youth was linked to gang-related crime and would be facing further charges relating to drugs and weapons.

Dudley News


Police officers responded to a report that a man had threatened a woman with a gun at an address in Dudley, West Midlands. The man was detained on suspicion of threats to kill and a BB gun was recovered at the scene.

South Wales Police


Karen Amos, aged 42, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to drug offences and possession of weapons designed or adapted for the discharge of a thing, namely a knuckle blaster stun device, a gas canister and a sting ring stun device. Amos was arrested in November 2023 after police officers recovered items consistent with the charges while searching an address in Bridgend, South Wales.

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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.