Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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After a firearm was discovered during a raid at a property in Liverpool, Merseyside, armed police officers and a dog unit attended in support. Click on media link to read full report.



Sheraz Hussain, aged 27, has been jailed for eight years and seven months after pleading guilty to two charges each of possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply. Following a report in August last year that Hussain was in possession of a firearm, police officers searched his address in Stoke, Staffordshire and retrieved a machete. Two handguns, ammunition and Class A drugs were subsequently found hidden inside a rolled carpet at a garage to which Hussain had access. His DNA was recovered from the triggers of both firearms, which were later found to be capable of discharging ammunition. Hussain was also forensically linked to recovered bags of drugs and phone messages revealed him as a dealer.



Warren Gordon, aged 37, has been jailed for thirteen years after being convicted of possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine, the production of cannabis and possession of criminal property. In December 2018, police officers searched Gordon’s home in Oldbury, West Midlands and recovered a firearm, ammunition and £26,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin.

Lancashire Telegraph


During raids at properties in Accrington, Lancashire, police officers seized drugs, mobile phones, cash and weapons, including a cosh and a BB gun. Click on media link to read full report.



After a shotgun was fired at the front door of a property in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, a man and a woman were treated in hospital for cuts caused by the discharge. A man wearing a balaclava was reportedly seen getting out of a car and firing at the door before being driven away. Detectives believe the property was wrongly targeted.



Michael Clifford, aged 56, has been jailed for 27 months and made the subject of an indefinite restraining order after admitting possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a shotgun without a certificate. In December last year, Clifford threatened two of his neighbours at a caravan site in Newport, South Wales with a single-barrelled shotgun after they complained about his loud music. Clifford said he was “perfectly willing” to shoot the couple while “fidgeting” with the trigger. When armed police officers arrived, Clifford was found lying outside his caravan with a head injury, the shotgun within his reach. Shotgun cartridges were found inside the caravan. In an impact statement, the male victim described being on edge all the time, while his partner said she suffers from anxiety and night terrors.

Merseyside Police


Following an armed robbery in Liverpool, Merseyside, police officers recovered a replica gun at the scene. A man has since been arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.



Vaughan Lane, aged 27, has been jailed for 28 months after admitting possession of a firearm. In April 2021, police officers investigating a kidnapping followed a trail of blood to a “doss house” in Kirkby, Merseyside. Lane was found at the property with an injury to his hand. A duffle bag containing a single-barrelled shotgun and four compatible cartridges were recovered from the building and Lane's DNA was subsequently found on the trigger guard and the ammunition. Lane claimed he had been asked to “mind” the gun but refused to name anyone involved “for fear of reprisals”.

Birmingham World


Gang member, 26-year-old Sameer Khan, has been jailed for fourteen years and four months after admitting conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life. In July last year, Khan shot at four residential properties in Birmingham, West Midlands. He was detained at his home, where police officers recovered a Smith and Wesson .44 calibre revolver from inside the rafters of the cellar ceiling, as well as live .44 calibre bullets of the same type as those recovered at the scene of the shootings.



Lucas White, aged 20, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession with intent to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis. In July last year, after filming himself in a car with a double-barrelled shotgun on the back seat, White shot at a man's range rover in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Later that month, White was arrested after he another man flipped their car while being pursued by police. Officers retrieved dealer bags, a set of digital scales and several small knives from the car, as well as a phone revealing messages advertising drug sales, while White was found carrying a bag containing cocaine, heroin and cannabis, worth around £1,484.

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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.