Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Following reports of a fight and a man seen carrying a firearm in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, armed police officers arrested two men on suspicion of assault and firearms offences. Click on media link to read full report.



Police officers responded after a man called 999 in April this year to say he “had weapons and was a danger to others”. After refusing to leave his flat in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, the man eventually ran out with a knife and made a slashing motion towards an officer. The man dropped the knife after officers used PAVA spray and a Taser on him.

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Following reports of a gun being fired at a park in Totton, Hampshire, police officers recovered a BB gun and lock knife from two teenage boys. Click on media link to read full report.

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As police officers raided an address in Bromley, South East London, the occupants reportedly threw firearms parts out of a back window. The components were retrieved from undergrowth, with live ammo, blank firers and tools being recovered from inside the property. Several people suspected of converting blank firing pistols into lethal weapons were subsequently arrested.

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Armed police officers and a force helicopter were deployed following reports of a man with a handgun in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.  A male suspect was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.

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Thieves reportedly forced their way into a farm in Cononley, North Yorkshire and stole a gun cabinet containing three rifles, a semi-automatic shotgun and a quantity of ammunition, as well as a safe, cash and jewellery. Police issued a description of a car “of particular interest” and appealed for information, adding that the weapons “could be dangerous if they fell into the wrong hands”.



Steven Tabarn was handed a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work after police found him in possession of a Taser, bought for £10 online, and a quantity of cannabis following a disturbance in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.      



Man arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon following reports of a male holding a suspected firearm in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Shaan Khanyal and Arbbaaz Chauhan have been jailed for ten years and nine years respectively after admitting conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to falsely imprison. Matis Cohene, 15 years old at the time of offending, was handed two-year detention and training order. In October 2017, after attending a party in Coventry, West Midlands, a couple were contacted by someone who claimed they owed £30 towards the cost of the food and drink. When the man and woman took the money to a handover point as requested, they were kidnapped and taken to an address where  Khanyal and Chauhan were waiting. The man was later robbed, assaulted with a Taser, hit with a steering wheel lock, burned with a cigarette and abused in other ways, while his girlfriend was told a gun with a silencer had been put against her head. The gang went on to hold a knife to her throat, cut off her hair and spray air freshener into her mouth. After being released the following day, the couple immediately alerted police.   



Police officers and paramedics responded following reports of a shooting in Clapham, South London. A man with shotgun injuries was treated at the scene before being moved to hospital; his condition is not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been made.

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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.