Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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BBC News


A woman is said to be in a life-threatening condition after being shot in the chest on a street in Hackney, East London. It is believed the woman was an innocent bystander, caught up in a gang brawl during which two or three shots were fired. No arrests have yet been reported.

Andover Advertiser


Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man with a gun in Andover, Hampshire. Officers searched a nearby property and recovered a BB gun. A male suspect was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Glasgow Evening Times


Shots fired at a car in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire in what police are treating as a targeted attack. Click on media link to read full report.

Southern Daily Echo


After a gunman reportedly chased another man into a pizza takeaway in Southampton, Hampshire and brandished a firearm, three members of staff confronted the assailant and pushed him out of the shop. A male suspect was later arrested on suspicion of firearms and driving offences.

Daily Record


Police responded following a report of an incident involving a firearm in Glenboig, North Lanarkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Mail Online


During a violent disturbance in Cardiff, Wales, police officers Tasered a man after he resisted attempts to detain him. Click on media link to read full report.



Four men have been injured in three shootings carried out in one night in Birmingham, West Midlands. The victim of the first attack was said to have suffered life-changing injuries after being shot in the head in the south of the city in the early evening. A few hours later, in the north of Birmingham, two men were shot and left with potentially serious injuries. A few minutes after the second attack, about a mile away, a fourth man was wounded in a shooting. No arrests have yet been reported.

Lynn News


Two people arrested after police officers recovered large quantities of suspected Class A drugs and a stun gun in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Click on media link to read full report.

Tamworth Informed


Lyndon Sadler, aged 18, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for possession an offensive weapon (an electrical incapacitation device) and possession with intent to supply MDMA and cannabis. Sadler was arrested in April this year after a car in which he was a passenger was stopped by police in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Officers found him to be carrying snap seal bags, electronic scales, a burner phone, iPhone, and cannabis labels. During a subsequent search of a property linked to Sadler, officers discovered weapons including machetes, knives, a crossbow, a baseball bat and a disguised stun gun, as well as shotgun cartridges, and MDMA tablets and cannabis worth an estimated £3,600.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Bus stops and car windows smashed by suspected BB gun or catapult in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.