Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Bracknell News


Man charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after shots were fired in Bracknell, Berkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Bury Free Press


Officers from an armed policing team attended after contractors discovered a “heavily rusted and disassembled” gun with ammunition while digging a hole at a farm in Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk. The bullets and firearm, believed to be a service weapon buried in the 1940s, were removed and made safe.

Oldham Evening Chronicle


Damien Roddy has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear, dangerous driving and dugs offences. In March last year, Roddy failed to stop after his vehicle collided with two others in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, leaving one person injured. Following the second collision, Roddy threatened members of the public with a handgun after they tried to stop him leaving the scene. Roddy was arrested a few months later after he crashed a stolen car following a police pursuit in Oldham. Forensics confirmed he had been present in the car involved in the earlier collisions.  

Yorkshire Evening Post


Mark Kitchen, aged 38, has been handed a 32-month prison term after pleading guilty to possession of an imitation firearm. In March this year, Kitchen threatened a husband and wife walking along a dimly-lit path in Pontefract, West Yorkshire with what looked like a large pistol, aiming it at the man’s head. Judging the gun to be an air pistol, the victim told his wife to get help. As she walked away, Kitchen threatened her, telling her he would  shoot and fill her “full of holes." The woman, however, ran to a house and, as she knocked on the door, Kitchen told her to tell the police he was wearing a green top. Kitchen then left area but was arrested a short time later, admitting he had thrown the firearm into a beck. The court heard that Kitchen, described as having severe mental health problems, had rowed with his girlfriend and drunk 12 pints at a pub before carrying out the attack, his motivation being to force police officers to shoot him.

Clacton Gazette


After a man allegedly shot a woman with a suspected air rifle at an address in Clacton, Essex, police officers stopped the suspect’s car in nearby Colchester and arrested him on suspicion of assault. He was subsequently charged with threats to kill, three counts of possession of an air weapon, assault and criminal damage.

BBC News


A man has died after being shot at close range while sitting in his car in Edmonton, North London. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene but he was declared dead shortly afterwards. It is believed the assailants approached the man’s vehicle on foot, fleeing by car after the attack. No arrests have yet been made.



Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a man with a firearm at a flat in Brighton, East Sussex. A male suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm. A police spokesperson said that “firearms were deployed” during the incident.

Enfield Independent


After finding 30 bags of cannabis in a parked car, police officers searched the registered keeper’s flat in Haringey, North London and found more than 30 cannabis plants, a loaded handgun and more than 50 rounds of ammunition. No arrests have yet been reported.

News Shopper


After police officers found a “large-scale” cannabis factory and a suspected firearm during raids in Bromley, South London and Croydon, three men and two women were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply, cultivation of cannabis, money laundering, theft of a motor vehicle and firearms offences.



Following anti-social behaviour in and outside a house in Highbridge, Somerset, police officers seized drugs, mobile phones and weapons, including a hunting knife and a suspected imitation firearm, from the address. A three-month closure order has since been granted on the property.

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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.