Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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South Yorkshire Police


Shaun Brown, aged 47, has been jailed for seven years and three months after pleading guilty to possession of a converted blank-firing pistol, possession of converted ammunition, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, and possessing criminal property. When police officers raided Brown’s home in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, they discovered a handgun, a magazine containing rounds of ammunition, cash, jewellery, mobile phones, £2000 in cash and Class A drugs worth around £7000.

The Bolton News


Armed police officers responded after a man, armed with a suspected gun, allegedly tried to rob a post office in Westhoughton, Greater Manchester. The offender fled empty handed and no one was injured. No arrests have yet been reported.                

BBC News


A council-run community meeting has heard that teenagers have been firing pellet guns at people in parks in Leeds, West Yorkshire. A councillor said that local residents were feeling intimidated by the incidents. A police spokesperson later confirmed that patrols had been increased following reports of “gel-based projectiles” being fired.



Nathan Vanden, aged 33, has been jailed for 26 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to cause fear and possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life. After the criminal messaging network, Encrochat, was decrypted, detectives discovered that Vanden, the head of a criminal organisation, had planned gun and other attacks from his “bolt hole” in the Netherlands. He also used his contacts to help associates source guns. Messages revealed he had plotted shootings at properties, including at a house in Bury, Greater Manchester, and made threats to “slash his enemies with knives” if they crossed him. Following a surveillance operation in April 2020, police officers seized two Glock 19 handguns and Class A drugs, and arrested several of Vanden’s “underlings”. Vanden was extradited back to the United Kingdom in May 2021.

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A man was treated in hospital after being shot on a street in Stockton, Co. Durham. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. A man has since been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.



A house was damaged after two guns were fired in Smethwick, West Midlands. No arrests have yet been reported.



After a girl found her cat unable to move in the garden of her home in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, a vet confirmed the pet had been shot. A metal pellet was discovered lodged in the cat’s spine causing “significant damage”.



Reece Liburd, aged 28, has been handed a life sentence with a minimum term of eight years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. In June this year, Liburd and another man chased a third man who was driving a van in Leeds, West Yorkshire, before Liburd’s accomplice fired a shotgun at the vehicle. Two bystanders suffered minor injuries: a man was hit by a suspected shotgun pellet, while a woman was struck with something picked up by the discharge. The incident took place on a street where children were playing. The court heard that Liburd knew his accomplice had a gun on him but had not believed it would be fired.

Hartlepool Mail


Seven men have been jailed for a total of  94 years for their involvement in a violent dispute with a rival gang. In January 2023, a car was driven several times into the front of a house occupied by four children and their mother in Hartlepool, before a car parked at the address was smashed up and set on fire. The following night ram raids were carried out on businesses in Horden, Co. Durham and gunshots were fired from a vehicle carrying Stephenson and associates towards a van driven by the rival group. Following a complex investigation, police officers raided several properties and recovered a gun, ammunition, and heroin and cocaine with a street value of £75,000. James Stephenson, 32, Wayne Griffin, 48, Connor Ellison, 26, and Jonathan Miller, 31, admitted offences including conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a prohibited firearm, criminal damage with intent to endanger life and arson, and were jailed for sixteen years and nine months, nineteen years and nine months, thirteen years and sixteen years and nine months, respectively. After they pleaded guilty to the first two charges, Shane Leigh, 22, received a nine-year sentence, while Paul Frain, 56, was handed a fourteen-year term. Graeme Oliver, 30, received five years and four months for criminal damage with intent to endanger life and arson.



After a man allegedly pointed a weapon resembling a rifle at several people on a street in Gravesend, Kent, armed police officers arrested two men. One has since been charged with three counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, two counts of possessing an offensive weapon, affray and two counts of assault in relation to a separate incident.

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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.