Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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After police officers arrested a man found carrying Class A drugs and cash in Sefton, Merseyside, they searched a nearby property and recovered a Taser and approximately 60 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin. A woman was arrested at the scene.



Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man “waving a gun out of a car” in Birmingham, West Midlands. When the car was stopped, an imitation firearm was recovered and two men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

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Dainius Cechavicius, aged 40, has been jailed for six years after admitting possession of a firearm, money laundering and production of cannabis. Cechavicius was one of three men whose DNA was recovered from a fully automatic Luger machine pistol, a self-loading pistol, a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol and a loaded revolver, all of which were recovered from a property in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in September 2020. Around £1.2m worth of cocaine was also found at the address. The other two men, Ignas Daumantas and Aleksej Sergeje, were jailed earlier this year after admitting possession of a firearm. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “This was a significant disruption to organised crime in Cambridgeshire which was found to have links to other areas of the country. Taking four firearms and £1.2m of cocaine out of circulation has undoubtedly prevented serious harm.”



A man has died after being shot on a street in Kensington, West London. Responding police officers gave emergency first aid before the victim was taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead a few hours later. A man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Aadil Mahboob and Qaasim Deen have been jailed for thirteen years, three months and eight years, respectively, after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. In September last year, after his wife had a fight with another woman in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Mahboob obtained a pistol and shot at a car being driven by the woman’s husband. The bullet lodged in a rear passenger door and the man managed to drive off, unscathed. Deen drove Mahboob to the scene of the shooting and pursued the man’s car as he tried to escape. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “…this was a targeted attack, luckily no one was injured but the consequences could have easily been much worse. The use of firearms on our streets will not be tolerated and we will seek to find those responsible and prosecute.”

Worcester News


During raids at properties in Worcester, Worcestershire, police officers seized drugs, a suspected handgun, a Taser, knuckledusters and large machetes. Click on media link to read full report.

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After two men were reportedly seen firing air rifles on the bank of the River Weaver in Winsford, Cheshire, a swan’s body was found in the water. X-rays revealed the female swan had died after being shot in the head. An RSPCA spokesperson said that they had also received reports of a Canada goose being shot at nearby Northwich. All wild birds, including swans, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is an offence to intentionally kill, injure or take them except under licence.



Fifty years after moving into their house in Hartington, Derbyshire, the homeowners alerted police when they found a handgun in a garden shed. The gun, wrapped in a money bag inside a locked box, was identified as a World War II 9mm handgun. The firearm was retrieved and made safe.

Watford Observer


Following reports that a man pulled a gun during an altercation in Hunton Bridge, Hertfordshire, police officers retrieved an airgun and arrested a man on suspicion of possessing a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

Doncaster Free Press


A report posted online alleges that an assailant shot at people with an Airsoft gun from a moving car in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.