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.

BBC News

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Hajdar Kasumaj has been jailed for 20 years after being convicted of manslaughter and attempted murder in east London. Two men were shot and killed in July, and Kasumaj was found guilty after reportedly carrying out the shootings with a handgun. He was originally charged with murder, apparently shooting both victims at close range. He was also found guilty of possession of a short prohibited weapon.


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Express

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It has been reported that someone in a car shot at the windscreen of another vehicle before both cars became involved in a high-speed chase through Southampton, Hampshire. Police have urged the drivers to come forward and appealed for information, particularly from those with dashcam footage.


Rochdale Observer

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Barry Fitzsimmons, a former British soldier accused of murdering two colleagues in Iraq, had pulled a gun on children while at his home in Rochdale, Lancashire.  In April 2009 he was convicted of a public order offence after he pulled a flare gun and fired it in the air.  Also, in November 2008, he had been given a suspended sentence for firearms offences after being found in possession of prohibited ammunition, believed to be 5.5mm tapered NATO issue bullets.


Eastern Daily Press

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Evening Courier

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Two men wearing Halloween masks, one of whom was thought to have been carrying a handgun robbed a bookmakers in Bradford.  Two female workers were left shaken but were uninjured.


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A shop worker at a Northampton holiday park was threatened by a robber who put a handgun to his head and said he would "blow his head off".  The victim was forced to hand over £150 before the robber ran off.


Liverpool Echo

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During drugs raids Merseyside Police officers arrested 11 people at addresses in Anfield, Maghull, Bootle, Kirkby and Norris Green on suspicion of committing a variety of offences including possession of a shotgun.


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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.