Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Police officers Tasered a man after pursuing a suspected stolen car in Cardiff, South Wales. The officers discovered a large kitchen knife in the vehicle and the man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.



A cat died during surgery after being shot with an air rifle in Plymouth, Devon. A pellet had caused irreparable damage to his intestines and an artery feeding one of his kidneys. Police are investigating.

Manchester Evening News


Police officers responded after spent ammunition was found when a fire broke out at a scrap yard in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.

The Argus


Following reports of a person with a gun in the centre of Brighton, East Sussex, police officers recovered a gas-powered BB gun and arrested two men, one woman and a teenage boy on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Click on media link to read full report.

Daily Echo


A man allegedly attacked a car stopped at traffic lights in Bournemouth, Dorset, before pulling alongside it in his van and reportedly showing the driver what looked like the handle of a firearm in his waistband. Police officers subsequently recovered an imitation firearm and arrested one man on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, while a second man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Basildon Canvey Southend Echo


William Gore, aged 39, has been jailed for three years for possession of cocaine and a prohibited firearm. Gore was arrested in May 2022 after police officers raided his home in Grays, Essex and seized a stun gun disguised as a torch and found messages on his phone advertising cocaine for sale. Gore claimed to have bought the prohibited firearm at a boot sale, not knowing it was illegal and said he had been selling cocaine to pay off a £10,000 drugs debt.

Lancashire Telegraph


Yousuf Khan, aged 32, has been jailed for seventeen months for possession of a Class B drug and intent to supply, and possession of ammunition without a licence. In January 2023, police officers searched Khan’s home in Haslingden, Lancashire and recovered a machete, shotgun cartridges, a blank-firing handgun, prohibited ammunition, cannabis and around £2,000 in cash. Khan denied charges of possession of a firearm, saying he had been “looking after it” for a friend. His fingerprints were not found on the weapon.



A man was treated in hospital after suffering gunshot wounds to his leg in Atherstone, Warwickshire. A police spokesman later confirmed that it was believed the injuries had been caused by an air gun. No arrests have yet been reported.



Michael Martin, aged 39 and from Maghull, Merseyside, has been jailed for eighteen years and five months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin, and conspiracy to sell or transfer a prohibited weapon, namely a Grand Power self-loading pistol. After the criminal messaging network, Encrochat, was decrypted in 2020, detectives discovered messages to and from Martin referencing drug dealing and the sale of firearms and ammunition. The court heard that Martin had played “a significant role in high level serious organised crime” and had acted as “a conduit between potential buyers and potential sellers”.



A man was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after gunshots were heard outside a police station in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. 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.