Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Four men have been sentenced after police officers recovered a handgun, slam guns and component parts, ammunition and Class A drugs from a property in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire in March 2021. Tobias Holmes and James King were present at the address, while DNA recovered from seized items led police to Ramari Blackwood and Callum Arthur. Holmes, 33, was jailed for twelve years for 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. King, 65, Blackwood, 23, and Arthur, aged 29, each received eight years for possession of a prohibited firearm.
A man wearing a motorbike helmet allegedly threatened staff with “a black firearm” at a betting shop in East Grinstead, West Sussex before fleeing with stolen cash. Police issued a description of the suspect and appealed for information.
Armed police officers were deployed after shots were fired from an air rifle into school grounds in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Three men were arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and a firearm was recovered.
During a week of action designed to interrupt County Lines gangs, police in Northumbria recovered drugs, cash and weapons, including two knuckle dusters and a BB gun. Click on media link to read full report.
Sean Aspinall, aged 24, has been jailed for nine years after being convicted of conspiring to convert an imitation firearm into a weapon and conspiracy to supply or transfer prohibited weapons, and pleading guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a private place and possession of a Class B drug. Aspinall bought blank firearms online and helped another man modify at least six of them before offering them for sale or transfer. One firearm, recovered from a property in Huyton, Merseyside, was found to be “far less powerful” than a real firearm but capable of discharging a shot that could be lethal. On sentencing, the judge said, “You were an essential cog in the conspiracy, you gave encouragement along the way for those actually doing the conversions. Six blanks were successfully converted, and all but one has disappeared. To whom and to where they have gone is not known, they are now at large. As the events of the last month have shown, the use of prohibited firearm weapons on the streets brings devastation in our community.”
A teenage boy is in a stable condition after being shot in the leg in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. No arrests have yet been reported.
Following police raids, a man from Huyton, Merseyside has been charged with possession of a firearm, possession of cannabis, dangerous driving, driving with no insurance, driving otherwise in accordance with the licence and driving whilst disqualified. Click on media link to read full report.
During a week of action designed to interrupt County Lines gangs, police in West Yorkshire recovered drugs, cash and weapons, including three knives, two axes, a Taser and a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.
Bags of bullets were handed into police after they were found in a river in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Click on media link to read full report.
A boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon after reportedly being found with a stun gun disguised as an iPhone in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.
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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.