Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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South Yorkshire Police

01-04-2019

A man was treated in hospital for a suspected shotgun wound after he was allegedly shot by an unknown assailant in Mexborough, South, Yorkshire. Shots were also fired at properties in the area causing minor damage. Police officers believe the attacks were targeted and have since arrested five men and two women on suspicion of assault and firearms offences. 


DerbyshireLive

01-04-2019

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East London & West Essex Guardian

31-03-2019

Police officers responding to reports of a shooting in Walthamstow, East London, discovered a man had suffered a gunshot wound. The victim was treated in hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. A Scotland Yard unit specialising in gang crime has launched an investigation, but no arrests have yet been reported.


BBC News

31-03-2019

A teenage boy was charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after he allegedly threatened three girls with a BB gun in Manchester, Greater Manchester. A man was later reported to have been in possession of the firearm at a supermarket in nearby Harpurhey.


CornwallLive

31-03-2019

Paramedics attending a man who was threatening to hurt himself at a residential address in Helston, Cornwall, left the property when they heard a gunshot. Firearms officers responded and found a pistol. The man, said to be “intoxicated”, was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.


Ipswich Star

30-03-2019

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ExaminerLive

30-03-2019

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BirminghamLive

30-03-2019

Waqar Iftikhar, Matthew Mc Keown and Daniel Sheridan have each been jailed for nine years, while Mohammed Tahir Mirza received a custodial sentence of seven-and-a-half years, for their part in the possession and transfer of a loaded St. Etienne revolver and ammunition. Surveillance officers witnessed McKeown, accompanied by Sheridan, passing a holdall into a car occupied by Iftikhar and Mirza in August 2017. When they stopped the vehicle in Coventry, West Midlands, they found the firearm and fifteen loose bullets inside the bag. Also discovered, was documentation that led detectives to find 100 cannabis plants with a value of at least £28,000 at a flat in Birmingham, as well as a stolen car with false plates. Iftikhar was found guilty of possession of a gun and ammunition; Mc Keown and Sheridan were convicted of conspiracy to transfer the same, and Mirza admitted possession of the weapon, and ammunition, as well as cannabis production and handling stolen goods. A fifth member of the gang is still at large.


East Anglian Daily Times

30-03-2019

Ioan Sabou, aged 35, has been jailed for twelve years after being convicted of aggravated burglary, fraud by false representation, possession of a firearm and nine theft offences. Sabou used a stun gun on a woman while he and three other men burgled a house in Colchester, Essex in May last year. The thieves stole a computer tablet, mobile phones, cash and bank cards. Sabou was arrested after CCTV footage showed him near a garage where one of the stolen bank cards had twice been used.


Daily Star

30-03-2019

Police officers and paramedics attended following reports that a man had been shot in West Norwood, South London. The victim died at the scene shortly after the attack. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have appealed for information, particularly from anyone with relevant dashcam footage.


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About this information

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.