Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Manchester Evenng News


Manchester Evening News, 27 May 2008 A woman was held at gunpoint during an armed robbery at a bank in Oldham. The cashier had a small black handgun pointed at her head. The robber escaped with 2000 in a plastic carrier bag.

New Post Leader


New Post Leader, 27 May 2008 An armed response team were called to a street in Ashington, Northumberland, where a man had been seen with a firearm. The weapon was a blank-firing revolver. A man was arrested and released on bail.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Yorkshire Evening Post, 27 May 2008 Police have seized a haul of drugs, two stun guns and cash during a raid on a snooker club in Batley. Two men and two women were arrested.



BBC, 26 May 2008 A dog guarding a business premises in Colchester, Essex, has had to be put down after being shot.

Fleetwood Weekly News


Fleetwood Weekly News, 26 May 2008 A car was damaged when it was blasted with a shotgun as it was parked in Salford. The gun appears to have been fired at the windscreen. It is not believed that anyone was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Guardian (Worksop)


Guardian (Worksop), 26 May 2008 A security guard has been threatened with what appeared to be a rifle in an armed robbery at Billing Aquadrome in Northamptonshire.

Hastings and St. Leonard's Observer


Hastings & St Leonard's Observer, 26 May 2008 A woman has been arrested after she was allegedly seen wielding a gun and a knife in Ramsgate, Kent. She was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

Headingly Today


Headingley Today, 26 May 2008 A man in Stanningley, Leeds, wielded a handgun in front of a female driver whose car had crashed with the man's vehicle. A man has been arrested and questioned by police.

The Journal


The Journal, 26 May 2008 Police are investigating the possibility that youths fired an air rifle at a train on the Weardale Railway near Frosterley in County Durham. A woman was treated for shock after her carriage window was broken by a missile. The hole left in the window was caused either by an air rifle or a stone. Two youths were seen near the line at the time of the incident.



A second 17-year-old has been seriously injured in a shooting in north London within two days.  The latest victim was found in Camden with a gunshot wound to his head.  The victim has since died in hospital.  Three people, one a teenager, have appeared in court charged with murder (BBC, 7 May 2009).

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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.