Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Luton Today


Man charged with possession of a stun device, dangerous driving and being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine after police pursued and stopped his vehicle in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Southend Standard


Two men charged after a stun gun, CS spray and drugs were seized in Basildon, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.

The Scottish Sun


Police have appealed for information after a firearm was discharged on a street in Glasgow, Scotland, less than half a mile from where a man was shot in the back two months ago. Forensic officers have examined the area but it is not yet known if the incidents are linked.  

Suffolk Constabulary


A high-powered air rifle, component parts, accessories and pellets have been stolen the boot of a parked car in Ipswich, Suffolk. Click on media link to read full report.



Stephen McHugh, aged 25, has been jailed for two years, three months after admitting possession of a firearm without a certificate. After two men ran away from a car that crashed during a police pursuit in Melling, Merseyside in September last year, officers found a sawn-off shotgun, a long-barrelled shotgun, two shotgun cartridges and a shotgun bolt on the back seat of the abandoned vehicle. McHugh’s DNA was found on the sawn-off shotgun but, as prosecutors could not prove that McHugh handled the weapon after it had been shortened, he escaped a possible five-year sentence for this offence. McHugh, who gave a “no comment” interview to police, was instead sentenced on the basis of his later guilty plea, that of possessing a firearm without a certificate.



Man arrested for possession of a firearm after armed police officers responded to a report of gunshots in Coalville, Leicestershire. Click on media link to read full report.



In March 2018, after teachers found a teenage girl in possession of cannabis at school, police officers searched her home in South Wales and discovered dozens of cannabis plants, bags of cannabis and cannabis resin, magic mushrooms, 250 live bullets and a replica Colt 45 gun. The girl’s mother and a man living at the property were arrested and text messages revealed their involvement in cannabis dealing. The man denied this offence and further claimed to have found the bullets over time and kept them to make a necklace. The Prosecution noted that the bullets were not being stored securely and “there was a very real danger that some of this ammunition could have fallen into the wrong hands for criminal purposes”. The man was handed a suspended 20-month jail sentence and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work after he went on to admit possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of amphetamine and magic mushrooms, and possession of ammunition without a certificate. The girl’s mother was given suspended nine-month sentences for drug offences and child neglect and was made the subject of a rehabilitation order.

Southern Daily Echo


After a man was seen carrying a gun in Southampton, Hampshire, armed police officers wearing riot gear raided a house and removed two teenage males from the property. The suspects, one a minor, were pinned to the ground before being handcuffed and arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm. It was later revealed that the firearm involved was thought to be a BB gun. Both teenagers have been released under investigation.

Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Journal


Fledgling blackbird shot dead with air rifle in Prestatyn, Denbighshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Keeran Rolls, aged 26, has been handed a suspended sentence of eight months after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon. In June last year, police officers responding to a domestic assault incident at an address in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, discovered a stun gun disguised as a police torch and capable of discharging 7,500 volts in the boot of Rolls’ car. Rolls claimed the device didn’t work; however, his ex-partner said that Rolls kept it “for protection because he normally has a lot of people after him”. On sentencing, the judge said: “This is a fearsome weapon. You knew perfectly well that charged-up this was a Taser which can do serious damage to people. You had absolutely no business having it.” He added that Rolls had already served 32 weeks in prison for breaching a suspended sentence imposed for domestic assault and driving offences.

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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.