Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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West Bridgford Wire


Adrian Reid Davey, aged 34 and from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, has been jailed for fourteen years and five months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. After the criminal messaging network, Encrochat, was cracked in 2020, police officers found messages from Davey regarding drug supply and the attempted purchase of a Smith and Wesson revolver. He was arrested in May 2021 after detectives and other agencies pieced together “a complicated case against him”. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said, “The severity of his offences should not be underestimated, and the quantities of drugs we are talking about here are substantial. The fact that he also conspired to purchase lethal firearms shows his complete disregard for public safety and a real risk of causing harm.”

Dorset Echo


Following reports that a suspected handgun was seen at an address in Weymouth, Dorset, armed police officers seized a BB gun. Click on media link to read full report.

Birmingham World


Under Section 60 powers following recent knife violence in Birmingham, West Midlands, police officers recovered a zombie knife, stun gun and machete, and arrested a teenage male for possession of a slam gun. Click on media link to read full report.

Oxford Mail


Abdul Banaras, aged 36, has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm. When police officers went to Banaras’ flat in Oxford, Oxfordshire on an unrelated matter in March last year, they recovered a bag containing a loaded shortened double-barrelled shotgun, an axe and gloves. Banaras claimed he’d been forced to hold the firearm for a person known as Albert the Albanian, who had brought the weapon to his flat, along with another man. Banaras said he believed the men were planning to commit a robbery.

Manchester Evening News


A man was treated in hospital for a leg injury after being shot by an unknown assailant in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. No arrests have yet been reported.

Telegraph & Argus


Following an armed robbery at a shop in Keighley, West Yorkshire, a man was charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon (knife) and possession of an imitation firearm with intent. Click on media link to read full report.



Kesa Malik, 27, Mushfiqur Rahman, 28, and Abdourahmane Sow, 20, have been jailed for six years, nine years and five years, respectively, after they admitted conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and drugs offences. In June last year, following a conflict between two groups, Malik fired a suspected shotgun at the uncle of one of the men involved. When Malik phoned him and asked him to come outside, the victim went to the front window of his house in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear and saw a group of men outside, wearing balaclavas. Malik shot at the man but the pellets did not penetrate the glass window. A spent cartridge and wadding, recovered later, suggested two shots had been fired. Sow pleaded guilty on the basis that he had obtained and disposed of the car used in the incident, and had put false plates on it, but not for the purpose of the shooting. Rahman’s plea stated that he was not present at the scene of the shooting but his DNA was found on one of the recovered shotgun cartridges.

Manchester Evening News


Following the discovery of a British Army issue S80 assault rifle and a handgun, found buried in a holdall in Moston, Manchester in January this year, a man has now been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life. Click on media link to read full report.



After armed police responded to an incident in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, two men were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an imitation firearm in a public place. Click on media link to read full report.

yahoo! News


Andrew Vaughan, aged 29, has been jailed for four years and ten months after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. In June this year, Vaughan entered a shop in Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham, pointed a gun at a staff member and forced her to hand over money from two tills. Following his arrest, police officers discovered that Vaughan had broken into his father’s locked bedroom to steal the air weapon used in the robbery. The court heard that Vaughan had stolen the money after getting into drug debt.

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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.