Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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A 19-year-old man suffered injuries to his shoulder, face and hand after being shot in Ilford, East London; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Local officers and armed police responding to the incident were unable to locate a suspect.

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A man was treated in hospital for injuries to his chest, knee and wrist after he was shot outside a property in Salford, Greater Manchester. One man, arrested in connection with the incident, has since been released and police have appealed for information regarding a man seen in the area at the time of the incident.



Ambulance staff called to a man who had been shot at an address in Willenhall, West Midlands, found him suffering serious injuries and in cardiac arrest; he was later declared dead at the scene. A man, who police arrested on suspicion of murder, has since been released pending further investigation.

Basildon Canvey Southend Echo


Three men dressed in high-visibility jackets forced their way into a home in Basildon, Essex when the householder opened the front door to them. The thieves, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a gun, stole watches before fleeing on foot. One male suspect has since been remanded in custody, charged with aggravated burglary.



A man armed with a shotgun carried out a robbery at a shop in the village of Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire before fleeing by car. No one was injured but a female employee was said to be “clearly shaken”. The getaway vehicle is believed to have crashed nearby a short time later and police are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed either event.

Daily Record


Two men armed with Tasers raided a hairdresser’s premises in Glasgow, Scotland, stealing cash, mobile phones and a handbag before fleeing on foot. Though physically unhurt, four women in the salon were left “very distressed”. Police issued descriptions of the suspects and appealed for information.

West Bridgford Wire


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Brothers, Ryan and John Blakeney, both already serving prison sentences, received a further eight and seven years respectively after being found guilty of conspiring to transfer a firearm. Together with Alexander Blake, an inmate at anther prison, the brothers used banned mobile phones to arrange for Elijah Skeen-Thomas to receive a sawn-off shotgun in a quiet street in Birmingham, West Midlands. Police monitored the communications between the men and later raided Skeen-Thomas’ flat, finding more than 100 cartridges and dozens of wraps of Class A drugs. Skeen-Thomas admitted conspiring to transfer a firearm and has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years. Blake was found guilty of the same offence and will be sentenced at a later date, as will three other men involved in the plot.



Following reports of a man carrying a firearm at two addresses in Leicester, Leicestershire, armed police arrested a male suspect on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. A BB gun was recovered from a nearby home following the second incident. A police spokesperson said that no one had been threatened or injured.

St Helens Star


A man is recovering from surgery after being shot in the hip while walking his dog in St Helens, Merseyside. Police appealed for information, saying they believe the attack was targeted.

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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.