Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Brothers, Matthew Reece, 41, and Christopher Reece, 36, have each been jailed for twelve years after being found guilty of robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. In October 2021, the pair threatened staff and customers at a shop in Telford, Shropshire before firing a shotgun and stealing cash and cigarettes. No one was injured. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said that those inside the shop had been “left traumatised by the robbery”.

the Leader


Police are investigating following reports of residents in Wrexham, North Wales finding suspected air rifle pellets in their gardens. A police spokesperson said, “Not only is it illegal to fire the missile of an air weapon outside the keeper’s address, it is also highly dangerous. The consequences of not firing the weapon securely could cause injury to people or wildlife or cause damage to property.”

Spalding Today


Following reports of a man with a handgun in Spalding, Lincolnshire, police officers arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of a firearms offence. Click on media link to read full report.



After armed police from the National Crime Agency raided a house in Bucknall, Staffordshire, a man was charged with the attempted importation of a weapon and ammunition, attempted possession of a prohibited firearm and attempted possession of ammunition. Click on media link to read full report.

Your Herefordshire


Police officers arrested one person after seizing a car, drugs, money and an imitation firearm in Hereford, Herefordshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Lancashire Telegraph


25 men have been jailed for a total of more than 70 years after police officers disrupted their drug supply operation in Accrington, Lancashire. Police recovered around 2,500 cannabis plants and 100kg of dried cannabis from 70 houses in the area, a seizure worth around £2 million. They also discovered cash and weapons, including imitation firearms, CS gas canisters and a Taser. Five of the defendants were sentenced for firearms offences: Aidas Radzys, 42, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for conspiracy to produce and supply cannabis and possession of CS gas and a Taser; Robertas Blazonis, 32, and Gabrielius Uigianskas, 19, received three years and two-and-a-half years, respectively, for conspiracy to produce and supply cannabis and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device/thing; Rokas Rudokas, 37, received two years and three months for possession of CS gas and money laundering; and Deividas Vaitkus, 25, received 21 months for conspiracy to produce and supply cannabis and possession of CS gas.

Sussex World


A cat is recovering from surgery to remove a pellet from his abdomen after being shot with an air rifle in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.

Thames Valley Police


Emman Riasat, aged 21, has been jailed for two years and one month after being convicted of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Riasat was arrested after he discharged a firearm towards a car in Oxford, Oxfordshire in July last year.

Lancaster Guardian


Levi McCandlish, 27, and Joshua Giles, 21, have been jailed for fifteen years, eight months and thirteen-and-a-half years, respectively, after pleading guilty to Section 18 grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. In November 2021, a man suffered life-changing injuries when he was shot in the face with an improvised firearm, known as a slam gun, in an alleyway in Morecambe, Lancashire. A car, owned by a relative of McCandlish and seen in the area, was later found by police. It contained a face covering and receipts and tags for balaclavas and gloves. CCTV footage revealed McCandlish and Giles buying the items, as well as a crowbar, in a shop near the location of the attack. No motive for the shooting has ever been uncovered. 

Gazette & Herald


A man was cautioned by police for offences under the Conservation of Seals Act and the Firearms Act after he fired an air rifle at seals on a public beach in Filey, North Yorkshire. The man voluntarily surrendered his air weapon for destruction. Since March 2021, it has been illegal to kill, injure and take a seal in UK waters.

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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.