Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Sussex World


Armed police officers arrested a man after seizing a firearm, ammunition and Class A drugs from a property in Mountfield, East Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.



Police appealed for information after a rare white stag was shot dead with a high velocity rifle in Cobham Woods, Kent. Another deer was killed in January this year, both animals having suffered gunshot wounds to the face. A police spokesperson said, “The manner in which they were shot would have caused a significant amount of suffering to the animals and the use of a powerful firearm in a location accessible to the public presents a high risk to any other person in the area.”



After arresting a teenage boy for drug dealing in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers searched nearby premises and recovered a firearm, ammunition and drugs. Click on media link to read full report.

Eastern Daily Press


Trevor Deary, aged 75 and a registered firearms dealer, has been jailed for five years and three months after pleading guilty to six counts of possessing a prohibited weapon and four of possessing firearms without a certificate. In April last year, police officers carried out a spot check at Deary’s home in Norwich, Norfolk and discovered more than 100 firearms stored at the property, most of them in a gun room within a garage. The gun room had a single bolt and the garage lock did not work properly. Among the firearms seized were a WWII submachine gun, a 1913 German machine gun, a .22 Mauser bolt-action rifle, shotguns and a self-loading blank pistol.



Police officers Tasered and arrested a man after he reportedly “attempted to fight people” at a gym in Marble Arch, London. Following his arrest, the man became unresponsive and was treated in hospital for a head injury.

North Yorkshire Police


Police appealed for information after a person reportedly fired a BB gun at a car parked on the driveway of a residential property in Nether Poppleton, North Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

The Northern Echo


Brandon Ali, 21, and George Lammie, 45, have been jailed for three years and five years, respectively, after being found guilty of possession of a prohibited firearm. In October 2019, a sawn-off shotgun and three cartridges were found buried in woodland in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Ali’s DNA was retrieved from the firearm, while Lammie’s was recovered from the bin bag in which it was wrapped. Ali’s sentence was added to one he is currently serving for murder.

Birmingham World


Police officers recovered a handgun and several casings following a report of a man seen with a firearm in Birmingham, West Midlands. A short time later, it was discovered that a property had been damaged. No arrests have been reported.

Sky News


A man died in hospital shortly after being shot on the doorstep of his home in Greenock, Inverclyde. Two men have since been arrested in connection with the attack.

Manchester Evening News


Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man with an “offensive weapon” making threats at a house in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The suspect’s car was stopped nearby and he was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm, making threats to kill and sending communications with intent to cause distress.

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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.