Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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TaxiPoint

17-02-2020

Firearms officers were deployed after a taxi driver was allegedly threatened with a firearm and a knife in Erith, South London. Following a foot chase, a number of suspects were detained and a large knife was recovered. There have been no further reports regarding the firearm.


ChronicleLive

17-02-2020

Daniel Purvis was handed a twelve-month conditional discharge after admitting possession of a stun gun. After receiving reports of a firearm at Purvis’ home in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, police officers searched the property in September last year and found a Taser on display in a cabinet in his living room. Purvis claimed that the Taser, which he bought online, did not work; however, subsequent tests showed that it was able to fire.   


Evening Standard

17-02-2020

A man from Germany, on holiday in England, allegedly took a loaded Zoraki M906 blank-firing pistol into a gun showroom in Central London. Charged with possession of a loaded firearm and suitable ammunition in a public place, he was remanded in custody after refusing to speak in court. Instead, he held up a note that read: “I have no law against me.”


KentOnline

17-02-2020

Shots fired at a block of flats in Maidstone, Kent. Click on media link to read full report. 


BirminghamLive

17-02-2020

Cat shot with high-powered air rifle in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report. 


TIME 107.5 fm

17-02-2020

Two men on mopeds reportedly aimed a shotgun at people in cars on three occasions in and around Newham, East London. During the first incident, the suspects allegedly “flashed” the firearm at three teenagers in a taxi that had stopped at traffic lights. The next day, a man crashed his car while trying to shake off the moped as it followed him. The moped drivers approached the car, one of them holding the shotgun, and asked the man where he was from. They then took his watch and a designer bag but returned the items to him before fleeing. Shortly afterwards, the moped drivers approached two men and a woman in a car and, again, asked where they were from. The driver of the car sped away after one of the group saw the shotgun. After stopping some way off, they discovered what appeared to be holes and cracks in the windshield that detectives believe may have been caused by shotgun pellets. No arrests have yet been reported.


WalesOnline

17-02-2020

Derrick Edwards sentenced after demonstrating a stun gun to colleagues while working as a security guard at a bank in Cardiff, Wales. Click on media link to read full report. 


BirminghamLive

17-02-2020

A group of men allegedly threatened staff at a shop in Walsall, West Midlands with a Taser and a knife before stealing items and cash. It is not known if anyone was hurt during the robbery. Police have opened an investigation and appealed for information.


Telegraph & Argus

16-02-2020

Hospital staff alerted police after a 15-year old boy with injuries consistent with a firearms discharge presented himself at an A&E department in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The victim’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Detectives have appealed for information following the shooting, which occurred in a residential area of the town.


The Northern Echo

16-02-2020

Police officers responding to reports of a disturbance in Stockton, Co. Durham, found that a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed and five youths had been injured with a BB gun. The stabbing victim, said to be in a stable condition, suffered wounds to his abdomen, back and face. Of the shooting victims, a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl required hospital treatment. Three males have been arrested in connection with the incident and police have appealed for information.


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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.