Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Daily Echo


Police officers were alerted after a man reportedly wielded what appeared to be a gun as he walked past two members of the public on a street in Highcliffe, Dorset. A male suspect, found with a lock knife, showed police officers the location of an imitation firearm nearby; he was subsequently charged with possessing a knife in a public place and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The Argus


After a man armed with a knife allegedly ran towards members of the public in Brighton, East Sussex, firearms officers fired a baton round of rubber bullets at him and stunned him with a Taser. The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. No one else was injured during the incident.

The Reading Chronicle


Antonio Schillaci sentenced at Reading Crown Court, Berkshire for possession of a stun gun disguised as a torch. Click on media link to read full report.



A masked man, who allegedly forced his way into a home in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, was confronted by the elderly male householder wielding a broomstick, After he refused to hand over any money, the intruder shot the man in the chest with an airgun before fleeing empty-handed. The victim was treated in hospital for a minor injury. No arrests have yet been reported.



Jonathan Davies, of Neath, Wales, was sentenced for possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of a stun gun, a bladed article, and an offensive weapon. Click on media link to read full report.

The Scottish Sun


Police officers Tasered a man after he tried to run away following a 10-mile car chase that ended near Ealing, West London. The driver failed to stop for officers in Thames Valley, instead racing through busy streets before being rammed off the road in a tactical stop. The man was Tasered during his arrest.



Armed police officers deployed following reports of a person with a gun in Bromley, South East London. Click on media link to read full report.

Planet Radio


Police were alerted after a teenage male with a serious gunshot wound was brought into a hospital in Manchester, Greater Manchester. It is believed that the casualty had suffered potentially life-changing injuries. Police are treating the shooting as a targeted incident linked to an ongoing dispute between two local crime groups.

Eastern Daily Press


During an audit by army staff at a museum in Lynn, Norfolk, fifteen live bullets were found in a glass display case in the museum's stores. The ammunition was taken to a local army base for safe disposal. A report to councilors said that any ammunition in collections must be certified free of explosives.



Police in Plymouth, Devon seized an imitation gun from a person prohibited from owning such a weapon. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.