Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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BBC News


Two armed robbers raided a shop in Nuthall, Nottinghamshire. The offenders reportedly threatened staff with a knife and a suspected firearm before escaping with cash.

Leicester Mercury




Daniel Hibbert, aged 41, was handed a suspended eighteen-month jail term and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to possession of a Taser and its ammunition, and drugs offences. In July this year, police searched Hibbert’s home in Buxton, Derbyshire and found a Taser, ammunition, cannabis, cocaine, GBL (a pre-drug) and GHB (liquid ecstasy). Several invoices were also recovered that showed Hibbert had imported the GBL from the Netherlands.

Liverpool Echo


A member of the public handed into the police a shotgun and ammunition found in a disused house in Bootle, Merseyside. The gun is being tested by forensic experts.


Following a joint operation between police and Border Force officers, three men have been jailed for a total of 40 years for plotting to import drugs and guns into the UK through the Eurotunnel. After a car seized in France in August 2017 was found to contain two loaded firearms, ammunition, a sound moderator and 990g of high purity cocaine, Michael Mgbedike and Kennedy Udo were arrested at the scene. Officers arrested Emmanuel Okubote and an unnamed woman early the next morning and charged them with firearms offences. Subsequently, Okubote’s fingerprints were found on a carrier bag that contained a loaded firearm recovered from an address in Forest Hill, South East London in January 2018 and on a bag containing a firearm recovered from a vehicle in North London. In addition, his DNA was retrieved from one of the guns. The three men had made several trips to Amsterdam during the months of July and August 2017 and police believe they imported prohibited firearms and drugs on at least three occasions. In November last year, Okubote was sentenced to 23-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply firearms with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to possess ammunition with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life. This month, Udo was jailed for eight-and-a-half years on being found guilty of conspiracy to supply drugs and being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods. Mgbedike was sentenced to eight years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.



A man was admitted to hospital with serious bullet wounds after being shot.  It is believed he was at a party at a pub in Smethwick, West Midlands, before going to hospital.


Kendell Farrell and Donroy Joseph have been jailed for 17 and 23 years respectively after pleading guilty to three charges of robbery, aggravated burglary and seven firearms offences. The pair carried out a series of armed attacks over two days on people in their homes in Birmingham, West Midlands. They woke one female victim up pointing a gun at her head and grabbing her two-year-old son in front of her before escaping with mobile phones and tablets. They also used the gun to threaten a man who had just returned from hospital, hitting him around the head and stabbing him in the stomach. They then broke into student accommodation, threatened a woman with a knife and a gun, and smothered her with a pillow before Joseph sexually assaulted her. Meanwhile Farrell went into another room and stabbed another woman in the groin and her with a gun, escaping with her phone and bank card. Police later found a BB gun and pellets during a search of Joseph’s home.newtown

Bolton News


Three men armed with a gun, kitchen knife and metal bar threatened staff at a bookmakers in Bolton, Greater Manchester.  One of the men jumped over the counter, demanded cash and escaped with £150 from the till.  CCTV pictures have been released of the raid.  The police believe the men could be responsible for three other raids on betting shops this year, including one at the same shop two weeks earlier and two in Great Lever (This is Lancashire, 3 March 2010).

Northern Echo


A teenage rat catcher has had to forfeit two guns after he admitted charges of possession of an unloaded air rifle and an unloaded air pistol.  Stephen Thompson was spotted by police among a crowd in an alleyway in Darlington smelling of alcohol.  He was told by the judge that "People are frightened of guns.  To those of us not skilled in guns, from a distance an air rifle with a telescopic lens is frightening".  Thompson was given a 12 month conditional discharge.

Oxford Times


A woman was approached by a man in Oxford and threatened her with what was believed to be a gun.  She was forced to hand over her handbag, a mobile phone and sunglasses.  Two teenagers were arrested in connection with this and another robbery involving a knife.  Police said an imitation handgun has been seized.

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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.