Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Eastbourne Herald

22-11-2018

A teenage boy was allegedly threatened with what he believed was a gun after meeting two acquaintances in Eastbourne, East Sussex. The victim ran away and hid in a nearby shop. Two men have since been arrested, one on suspicious of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and threats to kill, and the other on suspicion of threats to kill.


ChronicleLive

22-11-2018

An armed man allegedly forced a shopkeeper to empty the contents of a safe during a late-night raid at a store in North Shields, Tyne & Wear. The suspect, who was believed to be carrying a small handgun, also stole cigarettes before fleeing the scene. Police searched the area but were unable to find anyone matching the robber’s description.


Telegraph & Argus

22-11-2018

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BBC News

22-11-2018

A dog-walker has reportedly been shot in the leg in Ebbw Vale, Wales, suffering life-changing injuries. Police believe the firearm used was a shotgun. A man has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and police have appealed for information.


West Yorkshire Police

21-11-2018

Police officers, called to an address in Leeds, West Yorkshire, discovered a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was treated in hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Officers had earlier received a report of a collision between two cars after which two men were seen running away; they believe the traffic incident is linked to the shooting and have appealed for witnesses. Two men have since been arrested in connection with the attack and remain in custody.


Evesham Journal

21-11-2018

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Lancashire Telegraph

21-11-2018

One of three men who forced their way into a house in Nelson, Lancashire, allegedly threatened the male householder with a shotgun before the property was searched and the assailants fled in a van. A woman and child were also present in the house at the time of the break-in. It is unclear whether anything was stolen.


BBC News

21-11-2018

Police responding to reports of gunshots in Liverpool, Merseyside, found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was treated in hospital for injuries not believed to life-threatening. No arrests have yet been reported.


Daily Echo

21-11-2018

A .22 air rifle was stolen from a property in Poole, Dorset after burglars broke in through a back door. The theft took place in daylight hours and police have appealed for information from anyone who saw anything suspicious.  


Dudley News

21-11-2018

One of two people in a car that rammed another vehicle in Dudley, West Midlands in August this year, reportedly pointed a gun at the victims before driving away. Following this incident, police raided two homes in the town and retrieved a gun believed to have been illegally imported from the Czech Republic. Designed to fire blanks, the gun is, however, capable of being converted to firing live ammunition. Three men have since been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of the importation of a firearm, while the other two face charges of witness intimidation.


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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.