Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Watford Observer


Police appealed for information after a cat was injured with an air gun in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Sussex World


Following a report of a person in possession of a gun outside a college in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, police officers arrested two boys on suspicion of possession of an air weapon on any premises and using it to fire a missile beyond these premises. Click on media link to read full report.



Armed police officers were deployed following a call from a man who said he had a firearm and would harm himself and others at a property in Wyberton, Lincolnshire. The officers Tasered the man as he left the property. He has since been charged with possessing a knife in a public place and making repeated calls to 999 that were grossly offensive or menacing.

BBC News


Police officers responded following reports of two people with a gun in the centre of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. An imitation firearm was recovered and two women were arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Western Telegraph


Maximus Goldsworthy, aged 22, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine and MDMA, three charges of possession with intent to supply cannabis and two offences of possessing criminal property. Goldsworthy was arrested for drug and other offences on dates between May 2021 and June 2022 while, in April 2022, police officers responding to reports of a man firing a gun at some bins in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire found him in possession of a BB gun and ball bearings.



As part of a crime crackdown, police officers searched properties in Stockton, Co. Durham and recovered drugs, cash, mobile phones and electronic scales. Of the eight people detained, one man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs, possession of criminal property and possession of a firearm.

The Scottish Sun


Police officers Tasered and arrested a woman after she allegedly threatened staff with a weapon at a supermarket in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Mail Online


Jordan Geoghegan, aged 23, has been jailed for fourteen-and-a-half years after admitting possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and being involved in the sale or transfer of ammunition. Geoghegan was arrested at home in Birmingham, West Midlands after he posted videos of himself online, posing with firearms. He also posted photos of himself holding a machine gun and sent text messages in which he “boasted” about buying cheap firearms from America. In one text to a friend, he said he needed to fix his shotgun so that he could “smoke” someone. Police officers seized one live weapon, shotgun cartridges, bullet casings and tools to convert blank firing ammunition from the property. It has not been reported whether the other firearms found were real or imitation.

The Courier


Colin Williams, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, was fined £1500 after Border Force officials seized a Spanish blank-firing pistol he had bought “on impulse”. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Lewis Beardall, aged 27, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after admitting possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Police officers searching Beardall's house in Swinton, Greater Manchester in August 2021 recovered cannabis, heroin and mobile phones showing evidence of drug dealing. They also found a loaded Browning pistol in a neighbour's recycling bin. Beardall claimed to have been looking after the firearm for someone else.

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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.