Gun Incidents in the UK

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BBC News


A firearm was allegedly discharged in the direction of a house in Dalkeith, Mid-Lothian; no one was injured. Police are treating the incident as a targeted attack and are appealing for information.

BBC News


Two men, allegedly armed with a sword and a gun, raided a shop in Southport, Merseyside and threatened a member of staff before fleeing with cash and cigarettes. The thieves wore hooded tops and covered their faces with scarves. The shop assistant suffered a facial injury during the attack.

The Gazette


Members of the public and beach patrol at Cleveleys Beach, Lancashire called police after seeing a boy walking with a gun. Officers seized an air rifle from the youngster. The boy claimed that the rifle was broken and that he had planned to sell it to someone on the beach.

Birmingham Mail


Neno Dodd, 20, has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm. He was given a concurrent two-year sentence after admitting possession of an altered firearm without a certificate and ammunition without authority.  Dodd, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, stored the weapons and ammunition at his grandparents’ house in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. His grandfather reported their presence to a mental health team when Dodd made threats to harm his mother. The police were then notified and, in addition to the firearms and ammunition, seized a machete and a number of knives from the house.

Derbyshire Times


Luke Bonsall and William Proctor, both 37, have each been jailed for sixteen years after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiring to possess an imitation firearm with intent to commit a robbery. The men entered a property in Dronfield, Derbyshire and held a couple and their four children hostage. The family were restrained with cable ties and the male householder was knocked unconscious. One of the couple’s sons, was threatened with a gun to his head. The robbers fled with cash from a safe but failed to steal two cars that were blocked in by a takeaway delivery vehicle.

The Star


A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and possession of a firearm following a police raid in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Officers recovered a firearm, ammunition and £6,000 worth of cannabis. The firearm was the second to be seized in the city this week.



A police officer guarding one of the gates to Parliament in Westminster, Central London fired a Taser stun gun at a man who allegedly reached for a knife when approached by officers. A spokesman for London Police said that the man had been acting suspiciously near one of the gates where a militant killed a policeman in March 2017.

The Sentinel


Two men, aged 21 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after police stopped a suspicious vehicle in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. A suspected firearm was seized along with the car.

Hertfordshire Mercury


After receiving information, police raided a flat in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire and arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of Proceeds of Crime Act offences and released pending further investigation.



Officers were called three times in one week to an industrial estate in Highbridge, Somerset after local residents found gulls injured by pellets. All three gulls had to be put down due to the severity of their injuries.

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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.