Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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A man has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a knife and two counts of robbery after allegedly stealing air pods from a teenager on a train and a motorbike from a man in Pershore, Worcestershire. Click on media link to read full report.

Evening Standard


Armed police officers responding to reports of a firearms incident at a railway station in Hackney, London found a man had suffered multiple stab wounds and a single gunshot wound to his leg. A knife, a bullet and a bullet casing were recovered at the scene. Five teenage males have since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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Following reports that a woman was threatened with a firearm in Truro, Cornwall, police officers arrested a man at the scene. Click on media link to read full report.

The Westmorland Gazette


A man from Ulveston, Cumbria has pleaded guilty to failing to notify the police as soon as reasonably practicable of a change in his permanent address and failing to secure as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, access to a Tikka bolt action rifle, a Blaser bolt action rifle and a quantity of ammunition. He is due to stand trial later this month.



Fadeel Hanslod, aged 36, has been jailed for eighteen years after pleading guilty to possession of a Class A drug and two counts of possession of a firearm. In April last year, police officers recovered a rucksack containing two pistols, ammunition and 6kg of heroin from outside his flat in Leicester, Leicestershire. Hanslod’s DNA was retrieved from the firearms, while his fingerprints were found on the bags of heroin. 



A man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after he allegedly threatened staff with a suspected imitation firearm at a shop in Bristol. Click on media link to read full report.

BBC News


Police officers carrying out a drug raid at a property in Worksop, Nottinghamshire recovered a rifle, ammunition, a quad bike with bags full of wire, cannabis, fifteen suspected poached deer skulls, other animal remains, a barrel of bleach and a knife. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm without a certificate, possession of a Class B drug, entering land as a trespasser at night with poaching equipment, hunting a wild mammal with dogs and taking, killing or injuring a deer without the consent of the owner or occupier of land. Specialist wildlife crime officers are investigating.



Police officers recovered a large cannabis grow, £17,000 of suspected criminal cash, four cars and a BB gun during raids in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. Click on media link to read full report.

North Yorkshire Police


Police appealed for information after two pregnant sheep were shot in a field in Dunnington, North Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

East Anglian Daily Times


Timothy Richardson, aged 39 and from Sutton Heath, Suffolk, has been handed a three-year community order with a 40-day rehabilitation activity requirement and twelve-month mental health treatment requirement after admitting assault causing actual harm and possessing an air rifle with intent to cause police officers to fear violence would be used against them. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.