Gun Incidents in Great Britain
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Police officers Tasered and arrested a man at a park in King's Lynn, Norfolk after he approached them with two knives in his hands. The officers had responded to a distressed call from the man suggesting that he was going to harm himself. The man later apologised for his actions.
Police officers arrested a man on suspicion of assault, threats to kill, rape and possession of an imitation firearm following an alleged attack in Worcester, Worcestershire. Click on media link to read full report.
Martin Black, aged 41, has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm without authority, possession of air weapons and having firearms and ammunition following receipt of a sentence of over three years. In February 2022, police officers executed a drug warrant at a property in Airdrie, Lanarkshire and found a bag containing firearms and ammunition under the floorboards of a locked bedroom. In total, they recovered a working Slovakian Grand Power gas alarm pistol (with manufacturer's details, model and serial number removed) that allowed the discharge of bulleted cartridges, a box magazine with nine bulleted cartridges loaded with a full metal jacket, two air pistols and 23 shotgun cartridges. Black's DNA was found on all of the items. He explained this by saying that his late brother had hidden the items and he had only checked to see if they were still there.
It has emerged that a member of the public found a bag containing a gun and bullets in Swindon, Wiltshire in September 2023. A man has since been charged with possession of a firearm.
The occupants of a car fled after a short police pursuit near Pyecombe, West Sussex. Four men were quickly apprehended and arrested for offences including possession of a firearm.
Former Romanian soldier, 43-year-old Albert Ciorvasi, has been jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to eight offences, including unloading an air weapon in a public place. In September 2023, Ciorvasi fired an air weapon at bottles on a beach in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, causing members of the public to take cover. Police officers responded and found him putting a .22 air rifle with a telescopic sight into a gun bag while drunk. While on bail for this offence, Ciorvasi stole items from a supermarket, two cars and a property he broke into. The court heard that alcohol problems had led to the offending.
A man wearing a balaclava allegedly fired shots towards the front door of a house in Liverpool, Merseyside before fleeing. No injuries have been reported.
Following concerns reported by a member of the public, undercover police officers seized eight guns from a stallholder at a market in Tottenham, North London. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. Most of the weapons were not genuine.
Police officers responding to reports of gunfire in Battersea, South London found a man had suffered a gunshot injury. He was treated in hospital, where his condition was described as “not life threatening”.
Cadel Cumberbatch, 23, and Rakesh Jassal, 24, have been jailed for thirteen years and nine years, eight months, respectively, after being found guilty of two firearm discharges and a robbery. In November 2021, the men were seen sitting in cars outside a house in Coventry, West Midlands, sounding the horn. Shots were then fired towards the house, breaking a window. The following day, the offenders fired a shotgun at an outbuilding, in which cannabis was being stored, and at a house. No one was injured in either incident but the pair went on to carjack and seriously injure a man known to them.
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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.