Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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In July 2015 the method of categorising incidents changed to allow more specific analysis. Please click here to download information about how the old data was re-categorised.

The Press


After carrying out a stop-and-search and a drug raid in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, police officers seized a BB gun, cash and drugs. A man was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.

Manchester Evening News


Officers from a Serious Organised Crime Firearms Investigation team recovered two guns from a stolen car in Stretford, Greater Manchester. The weapons will be examined to see if they are linked to any previous shootings. Greater Manchester Police has recovered 53 guns so far this year.

Leicestershire Police


Following incidents of disorder in Leicester, Leicestershire, a teenage male was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Taser. Click on media link to read full report.

Wirral Globe


After police executed a warrant at a property in Wirral, Merseyside, a man was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of a weapon and a bladed article. Click on media link to read full report.



After police officers recovered a “large quantity of cash and drugs” from a property in Misterton, Nottinghamshire, a man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of drug offences, as well as possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate. Click on media link to read full report.



Armed police officers were deployed following reports of youths carrying a gun outside a shop in Keynsham, Somerset. An imitation firearm was recovered and two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Yorkshire Evening Post


A cygnet, rescued from the Leeds-Liverpool canal near Silsden, West Yorkshire, is recovering at a nature reserve after being treated for a wound to the head consistent with being shot with an air rifle. A local farmer also reported that he had three lambs shot earlier this year. The RSPCA received 486 reports of intentional harm against animals in West Yorkshire last year.

Watford Observer


Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a person seen carrying a gun near a busy road in London Colney, Hertfordshire. Two men were arrested at the scene but no firearm has been recovered.



Following a tip-off, police officers searched a property in Erdington, West Midlands and discovered a loaded firearm and a large quantity of Class A drugs. A man was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with firearms and drug offences.



Police officers executing a warrant at a house in Liverpool, Merseyside found a suspected firearm, ammunition and a hand grenade. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out a controlled explosion of the hand grenade, while the gun and ammunition were sent for forensic testing. Three men, two women and a teenage girl were arrested following the find, with one of the men subsequently being charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possessing ammunition for a firearm and possessing an unlawful explosive substance for unlawful purpose.

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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.