Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Bexhill-on-Sea Observer, 27 May 2008 A man was arrested and cautioned for possession of an imitation firearm after police went to a park in Abbey Water, Romsey in Hampshire, following a report from a member of the public.

Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail, 27 May 2008 A man was shot in the eye by a gunman who fired through the window of a house in Woodgate Valley, Birmingham. The victim was found on the floor of the property and was in a "stable condition" in hospital. A man and a teenage woman have been arrested. The police said it was not clear whether the shot came from a ball-bearing gun, air pistol or a genuine firearm. A man has been charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm (BBC, 28 May 2008).

Daily Mirror


Daily Mirror, 27 May 2008 Ball-bearing guns were given to children as prizes at a fair at Market Weighton, East Yorkshire. Children as young as five were spotted loading and playing with the guns on their own. The town council has said that it did not know about the guns and would not let it happen again.

Manchester Evenng News


Manchester Evening News, 27 May 2008 A woman was held at gunpoint during an armed robbery at a bank in Oldham. The cashier had a small black handgun pointed at her head. The robber escaped with 2000 in a plastic carrier bag.

New Post Leader


New Post Leader, 27 May 2008 An armed response team were called to a street in Ashington, Northumberland, where a man had been seen with a firearm. The weapon was a blank-firing revolver. A man was arrested and released on bail.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Yorkshire Evening Post, 27 May 2008 Police have seized a haul of drugs, two stun guns and cash during a raid on a snooker club in Batley. Two men and two women were arrested.



BBC, 26 May 2008 A dog guarding a business premises in Colchester, Essex, has had to be put down after being shot.

Fleetwood Weekly News


Fleetwood Weekly News, 26 May 2008 A car was damaged when it was blasted with a shotgun as it was parked in Salford. The gun appears to have been fired at the windscreen. It is not believed that anyone was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Guardian (Worksop)


Guardian (Worksop), 26 May 2008 A security guard has been threatened with what appeared to be a rifle in an armed robbery at Billing Aquadrome in Northamptonshire.

Hastings and St. Leonard's Observer


Hastings & St Leonard's Observer, 26 May 2008 A woman has been arrested after she was allegedly seen wielding a gun and a knife in Ramsgate, Kent. She was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

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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.