Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Andre Sargeant, aged 21, was jailed for six years after he admitted possessing a firearm and ammunition. Wanted on a warrant, Sargeant was spotted by police officers in Birmingham, West Midlands in October last year. When armed officers and a dog unit responded, Sargeant fled, dumping a bag that contained a loaded converted Italian self-loading pistol. The court heard that Sargeant had carried the weapon for protection after he was stabbed and his brother was fatally shot.

Worcester News


Man accidentally shot with air rifle on hunting trip in Upton, Worcestershire. Click on media link to read full report.



Three men threatened staff at a shop in Moira, Leicestershire with what was believed to be a firearm before fleeing with cash. The staff, who were forced to open the safe for the thieves, were left uninjured. No arrests have yet been made.



Offenders broke into a flat in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and allegedly threatened a man and woman with a knife and a pellet gun while demanding money. The incident, which police believe was drug-related, resulted in one woman sustaining significant injuries, while a man received a facial injury. Two women and one man were subsequently arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit burglary with intent to inflict GBH, while a teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

The Star


Window damaged by gunshot in Sheffield, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

West Midlands Police


Man and teenage boy arrested by armed police for possession of imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

British Transport Police


Bienvenu Vangu, aged 25, has been jailed for thirteen years after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm. In February this year, during a heated argument, Vangu shot a teenage boy in the stomach on an underground train to Barking, East London. When the train reached the station, the victim collapsed in the grounds before being taken to hospital for life-saving surgery. Despite suffering a stab wound himself, Vangu fled the scene. He was traced to his home address and arrested three days later.   

Western Telegraph


Man from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire sentenced for possession of Taser and drugs offences. Click on media link to read full report.



James Brinkworth, aged 29, was handed a custodial sentence of two-and-a half years after he pleaded guilty to wounding, three counts of causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage. In March this year, Brinkworth fired an air rifle from a window of his flat in Exeter, Devon, injuring four people. One of the victims, who was hit just below his left eye, required surgery to remove an expanding pellet from his cheek. Three other victims suffered bruising, with one pellet penetrating through three layers of clothing. Other targets, including children, escaped unhurt. After a resident pointed out where the shots had come from, armed police officers sealed off the area and Brinkworth was arrested. The court heard that Brinkworth, a former jockey whose own career had failed, had become upset after drinking alcohol while watching the Cheltenham Festival on TV. On sentencing, the judge said: “You engaged in extremely serious and frightening behaviour, using an air pistol which is described as having a lethal capacity and equipped with a telescopic sight…All of this would have been extremely frightening for those who were subjected to a random and senseless attack.”

The Sun


Male suspect allegedly discharged Taser during a mugging in Buckhurst, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.