Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Evening News (Norwich)


Treatment for a cat who was left for dead after being shot with an airgun close to Mousehold Heath in Norwich in July 2007 has cost the RSPCA £1,500. He is now on the road to recovery. Mousehold Heath has been the site of youngsters spotted playing war games with imitation guns.

Swindon Advertiser


Armed police raided an address in Pinehurst, Swindon, and found two air rifles and two replica guns which were surrendered to police. They were acting on information that guns were being stored there and believe that their removal has helped make Swindon's streets safer.

The Star (Sheffield)


A man was confronted by two men with a gun, possibly a shotgun, on his doorstep in Southey Green, Sheffield. They demanded cash but the man slammed his door and the offenders ran off without opening fire.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Three men, one armed with a gun, demanded money from a shopkeeper in Huddersfield. The woman's husband walked into the shop and tried to push the gun away, but was punched in the face. The thieves tried to steal the till, but failed and stole cigarettes.

Bolton News


A boy held a gun to the heads of two women during two separate robberies in Bolton. In the first incident the victim was also sexually assaulted. The offender opened the passenger door of her car, sat down and threatened to shoot her if she protested. He stole her purse and a handbag from the second victim. He is believed to be aged between 14 and 16 (Bolton News, 19 January 2008).



James Kerr, 18, will serve at least 13 years in jail for the murder of a grandfather whom he repeatedly shot in the head with his airgun. The murder took place at the home of the victim, a pensioner aged 72, in Winchburgh, West Lothian in August 2007 (see Incidents).

Middleton Guardian


A shopkeeper in Rhodes, Greater Manchester, was held up at gunpoint by two men who posed as customers before brandishing the gun. They demanded cash and cigarettes and escaped with £650 and more than £1000 worth of cigarettes.

Hemel Hempstead Express


A man has been arrested on suspicion of purchasing/possessing a firearm after police raided his home in Grovehill, Hemel Hempstead, in Hertfordshire.

The Gazette (Blackpool)


A shop worker was held up at gunpoint at a Blackpool convenience store. The gunman shoved a shotgun into the face of the sales assistant. He demanded money and got away with a small amount of cash.



Gun pellets were fired at members of the public in Yeovil. One woman was hit and needed minor treatment in hospital. A delivery driver sheltered behind his van which was damaged.

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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.