Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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In July 2015 the method of categorising incidents changed to allow more specific analysis. Please click here to download information about how the old data was re-categorised.

Wakefield Express


Following reports of gunshots fired towards a property in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, police officers found damage consistent with the discharge of a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.



After receiving a report of a man carrying a firearm in Evesham, Worcestershire, an air weapon was recovered and two men were arrested on suspicion of carrying a firearm in a public place. Click on media link to read full report.



Police appealed for information after a teenage boy was shot in the leg with an air rifle or BB gun on a street in Chadwell Heath, East London. Click on media link to read full report.

West Yorkshire Police


Police have issued a description of a man who allegedly threatened a staff member with a gun at shop in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Glasgow Evening Times


John-Paul Cameron, aged 48, has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to possession of a stun gun and being concerned in the supply of Etizolam. In February last year, police raided Cameron’s flat in Linwood, Renfrewshire and recovered a stun gun disguised as a ring, drugs and cash.

Manchester Evening News


Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were called in after a quantity of suspected ammunition was found in the River Mersey in Didsbury, Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.

Evening Standard


It has emerged that a man died after being shot in the chest in Harlington, West London in October last year. The victim was found by a passing motorist. Two men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.



Paul McDonald, aged 48, has been jailed for three years after admitting having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence. In April this year, McDonald pointed a cardboard imitation gun at a teenage worker at a shop in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and demanded cash. The staff member, believing the gun to be real, gave him a small amount of money before chasing him and bringing him to the ground. McDonald managed to get free but was arrested shortly afterwards, still holding the weapon.

Brent & Kilburn Times


A man died in hospital shortly after self-presenting with a gunshot injury. Police and ambulance staff had earlier responded to reports of a shooting in Queen's Park, North London but failed to find a casualty. Seven men have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Daily Record


A police officer has admitted possessing an air rifle without having the required licence after his ex-wife found the firearm in October 2018 in the garage of the home they had shared in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.