Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Police officers responded following reports of gunfire in Bootle, Merseyside. Police later confirmed that a man had been shot in the back in what they believe was a targeted attack. The victim was treated in hospital, where his condition was described as  "serious but stable".



Man shot in the leg in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Telegraph & Argus


After pleading guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, Kgotso Mokgohloa, aged 37, was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a rehabilitation activity requirement. In September this year, Mokgohloa remonstrated with two boys who had racially abused a young girl on a street in Bradford, West Yorkshire. After Mokgohloa told them off, the boys repeatedly abused him, returning to his house several times to shout racist comments. On one of these occasions, Mokgohloa shot one of the boys in the back of the head with a BB gun as he cycled away. The victim was treated in hospital, where the pellet had to be removed. On sentencing, the Judge said that Mokgohloa had been provoked and had experienced “a fairly catastrophic loss of control” when he fired the gun.



Seven converted guns and large stash of ammunition seized by police in Walsall, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

The Sun


A police officer fatally shot a man on London Bridge in Central London after he stabbed five people, killing two of them. The man, shot twice in the chest by an officer belonging to an armed patrol in the area, was wearing a hoax bomb vest. The police officer will be suspended from gun duties as a matter of procedure while the Independent Office for Police Conduct carries out an investigation into the events.

Mail Online


Armed police arrested man seen with imitation firearm in Stoke Newington, North West London. Click on media link to read full report.

Derbyshire Times


Member of convicted drug gang from Derby, Derbyshire sentenced for offences including possession of stun gun. Click on media link to read full report.



Nazrat Hussain, of Birmingham, West Midlands, has been jailed for 29-and-a-half years after being convicted of three charges of conspiring to import Class A drugs and one count of conspiring to acquire a prohibited weapon, namely a handgun. Hussain was part of a gang that imported cocaine and heroin from The Netherlands to the UK hidden inside chicken carcasses, the chickens being sent to fake company addresses. The gang also used “corrupt employees” in São Paulo Airport and Heathrow Airport to hide a bag of drugs inside a UK-bound plane. Hussain was stopped at Heathrow airport in December 2017 in possession of a handgun. An accomplice, Wasim Hussain, was jailed for fourteen years and four months after convicted of two charges of conspiring to import class A drugs.

Midhurst and Petworth Observer


Two swans shot in the head with BB or air gun in Chichester, West Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.

The Northern Echo


Uncle and nephew, Anthony and Marc Wood, have been jailed for eight years and four years, nine months respectively for their involvement in a four-day crime “spree” in Peterlee, Co. Durham. In June this year, Marc Wood stole wine and lager from a shop in the town. Later the same evening, he and his uncle entered a second shop where Anthony threatened a staff member with an imitation firearm while Mark stole bottles of spirits and the till drawer. Two days later, Anthony Wood used a brick to smash windows and gain entry to a house. He was arrested shortly afterwards for dangerous driving. Both offenders admitted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause a fear of violence, along with other offences.

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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.