Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Fleetwood Weekly News


Fleetwood Weekly News, 10 July 2008 A shotgun, ammunition and a quantity of drugs were recovered by police when they executed a search warrant on a house in Northern Moor, south Manchester.

Goole & Howden Courier


Goole & Howden Courier, 10 July 2008 An 18-year-old has appeared before magistrates charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence, possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and attempted robbery. The charges follow an incident at a takeaway in Goole, East Yorkshire.

Lancashire Evening Post


Lancashire Evening Post, 10 July 2008 A taxi driver was robbed of his takings during an armed hold up in Clayton Brook. The offender, who was carrying a gun, demanded he handed over all his cash.

This is Total Essex


This is Total Essex, 10 July 2008 Armed robbers fled with just a few pounds in loose change after holding a bus driver at gunpoint in Waltham Abbey. One of the men said he had a gun, but the driver only saw something that he thought might have been a handgun.

Evening Times2008-07-09


Evening Times, 9 July 2008 A masked gunman threatened a security guard delivering cash to a bank in Clydebank. The thief fled empty-handed after grabbing an empty cash box.

Batley News


Batley News, 9 July 2008 Six people were arrested after an air pistol was fired during an argument at a petrol station in Batley, West Yorkshire. Those arrested included three 15-year-old girls and a 17-year-old man.



BBC, 9 July 2008 A security guard was robbed at gunpoint after a service station in Digbeth, Birmingham. The gunman threatened the guard before taking a money bag and escaping.

News & Star


News & Star, 9 July 2008 Adam Hoyle was caught with a 1917 Luger pistol which he had taken to his home in Kirkby Steven, Cumbria, after finding it in a skip. He was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work. He admitted possessing the pistol without a licence.

Northampton Chronicle & Echo


Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 9 July 2008 A man was arrested in Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, following an incident in which a single shotgun round was fired through the window of a house in Northampton. Two people were inside but were uninjured.

Northern Echo


Northern Echo, 9 July 2008 A man has been found not guilty of carrying out a gunpoint raid at a shop in Seaham, County Durham, in January 2007. The man had been arrested and an imitation handgun found under his bed, but the court heard that the imitation Taurus-type handgun had been given to his 4-year-old son by an uncle.

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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.