Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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A member of the public has found a handgun and ammunition in a carrier bag near the steps of a church in a residential street of Manchester, Greater Manchester. Police have appealed for information.



A dog walker found a cat's body hanging on a tree near Oakley, Hampshire. A local vet concluded that the cat had probably died instantly after being shot through the neck with a suspected high-powered rifle. The cat’s owner reported the shooting to the police but was told it was a closed case, the incident having taken place “in an isolated location with no prospect of CCTV or description of any suspect”.

Evening Standard


A man allegedly threatened a woman with a firearm at a residential address in Whitechapel, East London, warning that he would return later with “the boys”. Police officers subsequently arrested a male suspect and recovered a silver handgun, ammunition and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs.

the Leader


While a family was enjoying their Christmas dinner at their home in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, an unknown assailant reportedly fired an air weapon at the front window, causing it to shatter. A toddler and a baby were among those in the room at the time of the attack but no one was harmed. The incident has been reported to police.



The mother of a boy allegedly shot in the face with a BB gun at a park in Rosyth, Fife has posted news of the attack on social media, noting that the incident had been reported. A teenager allegedly approached the victim and shot him at close range, the pellet narrowly missing his eye. The boy did not require hospital treatment but is understood to have suffered bruising. A police spokesperson said no record of an incident at the park on that day having been reported to police could be found.

Daily Record


Police are investigating after a firearm was discharged at the window of a property in Paisley, Renfrewshire. No one was injured in the attack. Police have urged witnesses to come forward, particularly two people who were walking a dog on the street at the time of the shooting.



Joe Watson, aged 24, has been handed a 40-month prison term after admitting five charges of assault. In August this year, Watson racially abused a man and fired an air pistol at his feet, ordering him to dance. He also attacked another man with an axe and fired an air pistol the victim’s home in Glasgow, Scotland. Watson carried out a total of five “drink and drug-fuelled” attacks over the period of a week.  



Police officers responded following reports that a person had discharged a firearm at a home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Two men have since been arrested: one on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, and the other on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Police have urged anyone with relevant CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.



Armed police officers were deployed following reports that a man had assaulted a person at an address in Gillingham, Kent before leaving the property with a firearm. The suspect was quickly detained and an air pistol was recovered. He was subsequently charged with common assault and possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.



Michael McLaughlin, aged 31, has been jailed for five years and two months after admitting possessing a firearm when prohibited, two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and two counts of supplying a Class A drug. As part of an operation to tackle drugs supply, police officers searched McLaughin’s home in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear in September last year and recovered a 12-bore long-barrelled shotgun, a machete, drugs and cash. McLaughlin had previously been arrested after his car was stopped and he was caught with 51 wraps of crack, two mobile phones and more than £1,000 cash.

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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.