Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Darlington & Stockton Times


Police officers responded to reports of a woman carrying a rifle in Billingham, Co. Durham. Click on media link to read full report.

The Stray Ferret


It has emerged that, in September 2020, a man shot a male work colleague in the eye with a BB gun in Killinghall, North Yorkshire. After the two men shot at bottles outside their workplace, one of them pointed the firearm at the other and pretended to shoot him, following him as he tried to get away. The gun discharged when it was being pointed at the victim’s face from a distance of about one metre and he was left with a ball bearing lodged in his eye. The perpetrator was found not guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence but is awaiting sentence for grievous bodily harm.



The window of a minibus used to transport children was shattered by a shot from a BB or air gun as the vehicle was being driven in Harlow, Essex. Fortunately, the minibus was not carrying passengers at the time of the attack.

The Bolton News


Ashley Haycock, aged 33, has been handed a suspended 21-month prison sentence and ordered to undertake 250 hours of unpaid work, 25 days of rehabilitation activities and six months of mental health treatment after pleading guilty to assault and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In April this year, following a disagreement over money, Haycock slapped his partner as she held their three-year-old daughter at their home in Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, threatening to kill them all. Once the child had gone to bed, Haycock held an imitation gun to his partner’s head and made further threats to kill her. The court heard that the victim has been struggling with work and her mental health since the attack.

Hartlepool Mail


Armed police responded following reports of a man with a gun at a shop in Hartlepool, Co. Durham and an earlier report of an air rifle and a hockey stick being stolen from a property in the town. Two men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and burglary.

Metropolitan Police


Following concerns over anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in Lambeth, South London, police officers executed warrants at three properties, arrested two people and recovered drugs and an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

Warrington Guardian


A person was arrested after allegedly threatening someone with a Taser during an affray in Warrington, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Barking & Dagenham Post


Following reports of gunshots in Dagenham, East London, police found evidence that a firearm had been discharged. Click on media link to read full report.

Dorset Council


Armed police officers were deployed following a report of a man thought to be in possession of a handgun in Weymouth, Dorset. No weapon was found but an adult male was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Glasgow Evening Times


Paul Kenna, aged 27, has been jailed for 655 days after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman to her injury and driving without a licence or insurance. In June last year, Kenna shot a woman in the chest with an air rifle as she was standing outside her home in Glasgow, Scotland. The court heard that Kenna carried out the attack after falling out with the woman’s partner. The victim did not require hospital treatment.

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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.