Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Somerset County Gazette

27-07-2022

Police officers carrying out drug raids in Wellington and Taunton, Somerset arrested four people and recovered suspected drugs, mobile phones, a stun gun and a baton. Click on media link to read full report.


Yorkshire Evening Post

27-07-2022

Mohammed Ali Wilayat, aged 45, has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of making threats to kill, making a threat with an imitation firearm and dangerous driving. In December last year, Wilayat had an “angry exchange” with a taxi driver after his car obstructed the cab on a road in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Wilayat then pointed an imitation gun at the taxi driver and threatened to kill him, giving chase as he fled. The taxi driver made “frantic” 999 calls as he sped away, closely followed by Wilayat, who “ran red lights, tailgated, swerved into the road and attempted dangerous overtaking manoeuvres” during the pursuit. The court heard that Wilayat suffers from bipolar disorder and alcohol addiction. He was banned from driving for four years.


Echo

27-07-2022

It has emerged that police officers recovered a firearm, a cache of ammunition, drugs and cash from a property in Seaforth, Merseyside in February this year. A man has since been charged with possession of seventeen cartridges of .38 calibre Smith & Wesson rounds and 138 Eley branded .22 calibre short rim fire bullets without a certificate, as well as possession of a blank-firing pistol, possession of criminal property and drug offences.


BBC News

27-07-2022

In Chelsea, West London, armed police stopped a car suspected of being linked to a fatal stabbing in Southampton. One officer discharged his firearm during the operation, shooting one of the car’s occupants in the hand. The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating whether the gun went off accidently.


Greenock Telegraph

27-07-2022

Litter-pickers retrieved a machete, a knife and pieces of a broken BB gun from a wooded area in Greenock, Inverclyde. Click on media link to read full report.


BBC News

27-07-2022

Ben Doyle, 25, and Reuben Murphy, 26, have been jailed for life after being found guilty of murder and possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. In July last year. the two offenders conspired to obtain a gun and shoot a man after he intervened in an argument about a drug debt. Doyle took Murphy on an e-bike close to a house in Huyton, Merseyside, where Murphy shot the man twice in the chest with a 9mm self-loading firearm. The victim died in hospital shortly afterwards. CCTV, eye witness accounts and mobile phone and scientific evidence revealed Doyle and Murphy’s involvement in the shooting. Co-defendant, 21-year-old Thomas Walker, was jailed for two years for possession of ammunition after his DNA was found on a bullet casing recovered at the scene of the shooting.


BBC News

27-07-2022

Police are investigating reports of gunshots heard in Killamarsh, Derbyshire. Click on media link to read full report.


Isle of Wight County Press

27-07-2022

Following a series of offences, including assault and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid, gas, electrical incapacitation device, 38-year-old Robert Burnett, from Newport, Isle of Wight, has been fined £280. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

27-07-2022

After police officers found eleven bullets and drugs at his mother’s house in Longsight, Manchester, 21-year-old Jake Burns was jailed for two years and four months, having pleaded guilty to supplying Class A drugs and possession of ammunition. Click on media link to read full report.


Northamptonshire Telegraph

26-07-2022

After being spotted with a firearm in Kettering, Northamptonshire in October last year, 32-year-old Andrew Scott was jailed for 22 months, having pleaded guilty to two charges each of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place. 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.