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.

Northumberland Gazette

29-07-2022

Police officers responding to a report of a man allegedly shooting at pigeons in a car park in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, seized an air rifle from him and gave “appropriate advice”. Click on media link to read full report.


Echo

28-07-2022

No suspects located after armed police officers responded to reports of shots fired in Liverpool, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.


the Lincolnite

28-07-2022

Armed police officers were deployed following a report of concerns for safety over a firearm at an address in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. A police spokesperson later confirmed that no one had been injured and that a man had been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.


SomersetLive

28-07-2022

After pleading guilty to knowingly having in her possession materials for making an explosive, namely gunpowder, and possessing a firearm without a firearm certificate, 43-year-old Erin Forley, from Yeovil, Somerset was handed a suspended nine-month prison sentence with 30 days of rehabilitation with probation. Forley was arrested after being found in possession of dangerous chemicals and an antique flintlock pistol, dating from 1870. The weapon, though not illegal, does require a licence. The court heard that Forley suffered from complex PTSD and had bought the items with the intention of taking her own life.


The Scottish Sun

28-07-2022

Conservation volunteers handed a silver Glock pistol into police after recovering it from a river in Warriston, Edinburgh. Click on media link to read full report.


WalesOnline

28-07-2022

An imitation firearm was recovered and two men were arrested after armed police officers responded to a report of a gun seen in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf. Click on media link to read full report.


KentOnline

28-07-2022

A man has been charged with possessing ammunition in quantities in excess of those authorised on a firearm certificate and two counts of possessing a firearm without a firearm certificate after an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team recovered a WWII inert grenade from a home in Dover, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.


BedfordshireLive

28-07-2022

A man was treated in hospital after being shot in the shoulder in Oxford, Oxfordshire. One man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder, two other men have been arrested for Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm, while a fourth man has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


Swansea Bay News

28-07-2022

During an investigation into drug supply into regions including Swansea, Wales, police officers recovered over 15kgs of Class A drugs, a Taser device and an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.


LeicestershireLive

27-07-2022

Armed police officers arrested a man after he was spotted reportedly carrying an air rifle in a public place in Leicester, Leicestershire. 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.