Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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In July 2015 the method of categorising incidents changed to allow more specific analysis. Please click here to download information about how the old data was re-categorised.

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Dog walker found several dead pigeons that appeared to have been shot in Horwich, Lancashire. Click on media link to read full report.



A cat has been put to sleep after being shot three times with an air rifle in a residential area of Sheffield, West Yorkshire. Her owners, including four young children, were left devastated after an X-ray revealed she had been shot in her tummy and chest. Police have asked anyone with information to get in touch.

East London & West Essex Guardian


During a five-day operation targeting drug dealing in Redbridge and other locations in East London, police officers seized Class A and B drugs worth around £50,000, three guns, CS spray, swords, knives and a Taser. In addition, two cannabis factories were closed down and 21 people were arrested.  

Daily Star


Two people allegedly carrying a firearm and a "Rambo-style" knife were arrested in Newham, East London as police officers broke up a gathering held in breach of Covid health regulations. Click on media link to read full report.

Evening Standard


Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man shooting at ducks in a park in Walworth, South London. A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and Class B drugs and an air rifle were seized. A dead duck was found in the area but it is not yet known if it had been shot.  



Police officers attended following a report that a shot had been fired in a residential area of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Weapons were recovered from a property and a man was arrested on possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of Class B drugs, A police spokesperson said: “This was an isolated incident where it’s believed a shot was fired in order to scare another individual.”



A man has been shot dead by firearms officers in Glasgow, Scotland. The man had reportedly stabbed six people, including two teenage boys and a police officer, at a hotel used to house asylum seekers during the Coronavirus crisis. An investigation into the shooting has been opened by Scotland’s Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

Watford Observer


Man arrested for failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, possession of a firearm, driving without insurance and taking without consent after police officers found a firearm in a car stopped near Watford, North West London. Click on media link to read full report.

Dorset Echo


Armed police officers and a National Police Air Service helicopter were deployed following reports of a man allegedly threatening people with a suspected firearm at an address in Kilmington, East Devon. The suspect was arrested along with two other men. All three have since been released on bail pending enquiries.  



A gang of three have been sentenced to a total of nine years, ten months at a young offenders’ institution for their involvement in a series of burglaries and robberies. The trio robbed shops in and houses in the Newark area before carrying out an armed robbery at a post office in Collingham, Nottinghamshire, threatening people with a knife and an imitation firearm as they stole money from the till. When police officers detained the three thieves in a stolen car, they recovered stolen money and a large machete in the vehicle. Jason Lee, 20, received five years, four months for burglary; a 15-year-old boy received three years for armed robbery, burglary, possession of an imitation firearm and two counts of possession of knives; and a second teenage boy, now 16, received eighteen months for armed robbery and burglary.

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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.