Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Gunshots were fired on a residential street in Birmingham, West Midlands, damaging a parked car. Click on media link to read full report.



Police recovered more than 60 rounds of live pistol and rifle ammunition from a beach in Herne Bay, Kent, after they were discovered by a young boy searching for crabs. Click on media link to read full report.

Birmingham World


After police stopped a car in West Bromwich, West Midlands, they recovered drugs, cash and a loaded gun from the vehicle and arrested two men. Click on media link to read full report.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Jason Allen, aged 43 and from Leeds, West Yorkshire, has been jailed for two years after admitting a charge of actual bodily harm, theft of the car and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. When his partner told him she wanted to end their relationship in May this year, Allen applied pressure to her neck and pinned her to the floor. When the woman reported the incident to police, she told them he had previously threatened her with a gun. Police officers discovered an imitation firearm under some floorboards at Allen’s grandmother’s house.

The News


Police officers carrying out a search warrant at a house in Portsmouth, Hampshire recovered drug paraphernalia and replica firearms, and arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A and Class B drug and possession of a firearm without a certificate. Click on media link to read full report.



A masked man allegedly discharged a firearm at an off licence in Bradford, West Yorkshire, wounding another man. The victim was treated in hospital for serious injuries. Police officers later arrested a man on arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.



A pet owner in Faversham, Kent has reported that two of her cats have been shot in the last few weeks. The first cat had his eye removed, while the second has been left with breathing difficulties after an air rifle pellet lodged in her nasal cavity. The attacks have been reported to the RSPCA.

Glos News


One of a group of people who entered a property in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, shot a man in the hand before fleeing in a car. The victim was treated in hospital and discharged the same day. Police have appealed for information.

Manchester Evening News


Gang members, Besim Zeka, 32, Elion Gllava, 27, Ibrahim Beldie, 32, and Andon Bita, 47, have been jailed for drug offences and for their involvement in a violent disturbance in February last year, during which they attacked members of a rival group that tried to take control of their cannabis farm. The gangs met on a quiet residential street in Burnley, Lancashire, ramming each other’s cars and fighting with weapons including baseball bats, saws, a machete and a gun. At least four gunshots were fired and one of the rival gang members was shot in the leg. Another suffered a serious head injury from a machete. Zeka, Beldie and Bita were each jailed for seventeen years after being found guilty of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug, while Gllava received nineteen-and-a-half years for the same offences. Bita was also sentenced for conspiracy to possess criminal property.



After he hit a rival football fan about the head and body with a stun gun in Edinburgh, Scotland in July last year, 18-year-old Lewis Wark was placed on a two-year supervision order and ordered to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work, having admitted possessing the firearm and using it to strike his victim. 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.