Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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BBC News

08-01-2023

Armed police officers were deployed after a woman reported being hit with an object and threatened with a pistol at a house in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. An airgun was recovered from the property and a man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.


Manchester Evening News

08-01-2023

Police officers responding to reports of a suspected firearms incident in Rochdale, Greater Manchester discovered the windows of a bus had been damaged and two bus passengers had suffered minor injuries. A male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of criminal damage with intent to endanger life.


BirminghamLive

08-01-2023

Police officers responded to reports of a man with a gun inside a vehicle in Redditch, Worcestershire. A man was arrested the following day on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and officers seized two suspected air weapons.


BBC News

08-01-2023

A magnet fisher pulled up a knife, shotgun cartridges, a BB gun and some railway track explosives from a river in Long Melford, Suffolk. A section of the road by the river was closed off as the items were safely recovered by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.


Manchester Evening News

07-01-2023

Police arrested a man on suspicion of carrying an imitation firearm in a public place after police officers responded to reports of an incident involving a person with a gun near shops in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. No one was injured.


BirminghamLive

07-01-2023

The occupants of a property in Dudley, West Midlands are being supported by police officers after their home was shot at. No arrests have yet been reported.


Enfield Independent

07-01-2023

Police were alerted after a man was admitted to hospital after being shot in Enfield, North London. The victim was said to be in a critical condition. No arrests have yet been reported.


island echo

06-01-2023

Police officers responded following a concern for welfare report in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. A man was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place, possession of an offensive weapon in a private place, and possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.


Daily Record

06-01-2023

Scott Grant, aged 36, has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to purchasing a prohibited weapon. Police and National Crime Agency officers began investigating Grant after Border Force personnel intercepted a parcel addressed to him that contained a forward-venting blank-firing handgun. The firearm, bought online from a seller in Spain, can be converted to fire real bullets and is illegal to possess in this country. When officers arrested Grant at his home in Greenock, Renfrewshire in May 2020, they seized a second, legal, blank-firing weapon as well as a crossbow, knives and a ballistic vest.


Echo

06-01-2023

A cat is recovering from surgery after being shot in the leg in Birkenhead, Merseyside. 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.