Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Manchester Evening News


Police officers arrested two men after retrieving an imitation gun from a car stopped in Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.



Following reports that a gun was fired in a residential street in Hackney, North London, detectives said they believe that three suspects, seen riding two bikes in the area, were responsible. Click on media link to read full report.

Warrington Guardian


After being found with a BB gun and a dart in Orford, Cheshire in August last year, 29-year-old Ruslans Ignats pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm in a public place and possessing a sharp-pointed article in a public place and was handed a suspended prison sentence of twenty weeks and six days, with 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days. Click on media link to read full report.

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Paul Scott Allen, aged 54, has been handed a suspended fifteen-week prison term and ordered to pay fines and compensation after admitting seven offences. Following reports of suspected bird poisonings on an estate where Allen was a gamekeeper, a multi-agency investigation led to a search at his home in Wimborne, Dorset. Police officers found prohibited toxins, a loaded shotgun propped up behind his kitchen door and 55 rounds of ammunition in a shed. The ammunition was not covered by Allen’s firearms certificate. The corpses of six buzzards, shot dead, were found by a pen behind his house and the remains of at least three more buzzards were found on a bonfire. Allen admitted two counts of possessing a live or dead wild bird under schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, two charges of failing to comply with the conditions of a firearms certificate, using a biocidal product in contravention of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, possessing an unlawful substance under the Plant Protection Products Regulations 2012 and possessing a regulated substance without a licence under the Poisons Act 1972.

BBC News


Hassan Tasleem and Gurdeep Sandhu, both 23, have been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and perverting the course of justice. In January 2021, Tasleem fired a revolver from a car driven by Sandhu, hitting a man outside his home in Dudley, West Midlands. The victim was taken to hospital where he died the following day. The court heard that the attack resulted from years of feuding between two families. Five other defendants were cleared of murder, with one of them, 21-year-old Shamraz Ali, being jailed for five years for perverting the course of justice.



Several gulls are being treated at a wildlife sanctuary after being found in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire with wounds caused by an air gun. Click on media link to read full report.

Western Telegraph


After admitting possessing an air weapon in a public place, impersonating a police constable and making a statement suggesting that he was a police constable, 18-year-old Saul Miskin was handed a twelve-month community order, with ten rehabilitation activity days and 50 hours unpaid work, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £114 victim surcharge. In August last year, Miskin was seen dressed in a police vest, holding a firearm and speaking into a radio in Pennar, Pembrokeshire. He told members of the public that he worked for the Met and was looking for someone. He was seen looking through gardens and heard calling out, “armed police, armed police, get down.” The court heard that Miskin had just been “messing about” and talking to his brother on a walkie-talkie. A destruction order was made for the gun, the ballistic vest and the helmet.



It has emerged that, in March last year, police officers arrested two men after raiding a property in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and recovering Class A drugs, drug equipment, phones, cash, a handgun, slam guns, shotgun and ammunition. Two other men were arrested after their DNA was retrieved from some of the weapons. The man who lived at the property has since been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate, while the other three men were charged with possession of a prohibited firearm. All four defendants will be sentenced next month.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Mark Russell, aged 42, has been jailed for 34 months after admitting attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with an intent to commit and offence. In November last year, Russell entered a shop in Leeds, West Yorkshire and brandished a blank-firing pistol at staff while trying to steal bottles of alcohol. After one worker grabbed the firearm from him and two others pushed him outside, Russell threatened to get another firearm if they didn’t give him his gun back. The court heard that Russell had a long-standing drug addiction and had tried to rob the shop in order to pay his dealer.



Sulleman Yassir, aged 21, has been jailed for eighteen months after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm in a public place and possession of a bladed article. His partner, 25-year-old Charlotte Horne, admitted the same charges and was handed a two-year community order with 30 rehabilitation activity days and 100 hours of unpaid work. In June last year, Yassir got out of a car driven by Horne and brandished a black air pistol outside a mosque in Manchester, gesturing to people across the street. When the pair’s vehicle was stopped, police officers recovered the firearm from a slit in one of the seats, a knife from Yassir’s gym holdall and ammunition, a black suppressor, a large serrated knife, air-pistol rounds and cutters from Horne’s handbag. Yassir claimed to have wielded the gun to stop some people who had insulted him, his family and his mosque. The court heard that Horne had cut secret openings into the seats of her car and covered them with a fabric throw so that Yassir could hide the firearm.

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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.