Gun Incidents in the UK

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Armed police responded following reports of a naked man carrying a gun in Exmouth, Devon. Officers seized the firearm and detained the suspect, who was then taken to hospital after suffering a medical episode. He was later arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm.

Mail Online


Firearms officers were deployed in Birmingham, West Midlands after two masked men, reportedly armed with a gun, doused cars with petrol and set fire to them near Birmingham Prison. When challenged by prison staff, one of the men allegedly pulled what appeared to be a handgun. No injuries have been reported.

BBC News


Police officers attended following a report that a man with a gun was making threats to a woman in Poole, Dorset. The suspect was arrested three miles away on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. No firearm was found. 

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Following reports of shots being fired in a street in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, firearms officers and a police helicopter were deployed. Local police later appealed for witnesses and confirmed that no one had been injured.

notts tv


Police officers attended following reports that two men had shot a third man in the thigh in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. The victim was treated in hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been made.



Police officers, deployed in Bootle, Merseyside following reports of the sound of bangs, are treating the incident as an "unconfirmed firearms discharge". However, a witness, standing at a nearby bus stop with a 4-year-old child, reported seeing a man on a moped fire a gun twice at another man standing on a railway bridge. No injuries have been reported.

Gazette & Herald


A man who fled when police officers tried to stop him in Devizes, Wiltshire, left behind a holdall containing wraps of cannabis, around £590 in cash, weighing scales, a Taser and a PAVA canister. A suspect was arrested shortly afterwards.

Warrington Guardian


Following concerns raised by members of the public, police officers seized a stun gun and Class A drugs during a raid at a property in Warrington, Cheshire.  Two adults were arrested at the scene.



Firearms officers responded after a man allegedly revealed a gun as he assaulted a member of the public at a motorway service station near Harrietsham, Kent. A suspect was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after an imitation gun was reportedly found in his vehicle.

Worcester News


Fifteen deer have been found shot dead on farmland near Bewdley, Worcestershire. A police spokesperson said: “We have launched a thorough enquiry into this incident and would appeal for anyone with information to contact us. At this time, we believe there is no wider risk to the public.”

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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.