Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Warrington Guardian

29-11-2018

Two men armed with a machete, metal bar and air rifle reportedly broke into a house in Warrington, Cheshire. One occupant of the house was hit with the metal bar before the assailants fled empty-handed. A police spokesperson later said that the attack was believed to have been targeted.


Daily Record

28-11-2018

Gunshots were heard during a violent brawl near Wallyford, East Lothian, purportedly among members of the travelling community. It was reported that machetes were also used in the disturbance. A police spokesperson said that the incident occurred after one family rammed another family’s caravan off the road as part of an ongoing feud. Armed police attended and three men were arrested in connection with the attack. One man was rumoured to have been shot but police have been unable to locate him. Detectives have appealed for witnesses, particularly from those with relevant dashcam footage.


Evening Standard

28-11-2018

Police officers responding to reports of a suspected break-in at a house in Hendon, North London, saw a group of people fleeing from the property. An officer confronted the gang and fired her Taser at one of the suspects as he charged at her, a handgun falling from his jacket as he collapsed. Other suspects rammed the police car with their vehicle before driving away. A chase ensued but was abandoned after the suspects began driving very dangerously. Two suspects were arrested and a firearm and ammunition were retrieved. A police spokesperson later said that the property was being used as a cannabis factory.


BBC News

27-11-2018

An inquest jury has concluded that a man shot dead by police was lawfully killed. The inquest heard that the man, who had been drinking with a friend, repeatedly called the police in an “emotionally and mentally distressed” state, claiming to be in possession of a gun and prepared to shoot any police officer who approached. The victim was hit by a plastic bullet and a round from a police rifle after he refused to put down an air rifle during a stand-off with police officers in South Shields, Tyne & Wear; he died in hospital three days later. The victim’s father told the coroner that he thought his son wanted to “use the police to commit suicide”. The response of Northumbria Police was investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct and found to be appropriate.


getreading

27-11-2018

Police officers responded to reports of a man carrying a gun near a superstore in Reading, Berkshire. A witness described the officers as wearing “full riot gear”. The suspect was apprehended and given words of advice after the firearm was found to be a BB gun. There were no reports of anyone being threatened.


Croydon Advertiser

25-11-2018

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NottinghamshireLive

24-11-2018

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getwestlondon

24-11-2018

A teenage boy reportedly shot a woman in the forehead with a BB gun as she was leaving a restaurant in Victoria, Central London. The victim did not suffer any serious injuries. The suspect, together with a group of people, left the scene soon after the attack. Police issued a description of the youth but no arrests have yet been made.


islandecho

24-11-2018

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Daily Post

24-11-2018

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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.