Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Man arrested for intent to supply and firearms offences after police seized a stun gun, pepper spray, knuckle dusters, machete, cash and drugs from a property in Dudley, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

The Northern Echo


Lee Robinson, aged 47, has been handed a sixteen-month prison sentence after admitting three counts of being in possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of an offensive weapon. In September 2018, police officers stopped Robinson’s truck in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham and found two working stun guns disguised as torches, a tin of incapacitant pepper spray and a knuckleduster among scrap metal he had collected. Robinson told the officers that a child had handed him the knuckleduster, while the other items had been placed on the truck without his knowledge. He later admitted all charges.



Armed police officers were deployed after a man was found with a gunshot wound to the hip in Liverpool, Merseyside. Police appealed for information, saying they believed the man had been shot elsewhere in the city. The victim was attended by paramedics and subsequently treated in hospital.



Police officers responded after receiving reports of a disturbance in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. At least two people, one a 14-year-old boy, were found to have sustained injuries consistent with pellets and the teenage victim required hospital treatment. Two teenage boys and one man were arrested  on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Police have appealed for information.

Eastern Daily Press


Man arrested after allegedly taking an imitation firearm to a brawl in Norwich, Norfolk. Click on media link to read full report.

The Citizen


Police officers responded after receiving reports that a man had been shot with an air rifle at a caravan site in Clayton-le-Dale, Lancashire. A male attacker allegedly shot the victim in the armpit, threatened to kill other people and rammed a number of vehicles with his own van before being detained and charged with criminal damage, actual bodily harm, possession of a firearm and threats to kill.

Manchester Evening News


Man arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a woman while in possession of a firearm and attempted to run people over with his car in Hyde, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.



Twins, Ben and Luke Twyman, have been jailed for six years after both admitted robbery and Ben further admitted possessing a firearm with intent. In February, Ben threatened staff at a betting shop in Ramsgate, Kent with a handgun while Luke kept watch at the door. The pair then fled with almost £2,000. Staff who recognised Ben as a regular when his balaclava slipped during the robbery, alerted police and armed officers arrested Luke at a nearby pub shortly afterwards. Ben was detained  four days later.

Manchester Evening News


Two men arrested following reports of gunshots in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.

Leigh Journal


The British Transport Police’s County Lines Taskforce, set up in December 2019 to tackle gangs using the railway to move drugs and cash, has arrested 276 and charged 55 people in its first four months. £108,000 of illicit cash, drugs worth £60,000 and weapons including a revolver with ammunition have been seized from the rail network during the same period. Vulnerable children, identified as being exploited by County Lines gangs who use them as mules to move drugs and cash, are being safeguarded and referred to services that support them away from dangerous criminal activity. Most recently, officers arrested a man at a station in Liverpool, Merseyside after they found cannabis hidden in his baby’s pram.

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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.