Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Peterborough Telegraph


Man arrested for possession of firearm, knives and knuckleduster in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Nicholas Snape has been jailed for eighteen months after pleading guilty to attempting to make use of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest as well as to section 2A and section 4A stalking charges. After meeting a girl at college in September 2017, Snape subjected her to a 20-month period of harassment, sending her threatening and abusive messages. After Snape began to stalk one of the girl’s friends, two police officers went to arrest him at his home in Redhill, Surrey. As they waited for him to get dressed, Snape turned around and pointed "what looked like a Glock handgun" at them, asking, "Does this change anything?" The officers left the house and an armed police hunt ensued. Snape was found shortly afterwards hiding in a bush. The firearm was never recovered. A five-year restraining order was put in place, banning Snape from directly or indirectly contacting the two girls.



Kyle Busby, of Loughborough, Leicestershire has been sentenced for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause those present to fear violence would be used against them or others. Click on media link to read full report.



Man arrested for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear after an altercation in a betting shop in Slough, Berkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Luke Wild, aged 30, was jailed for twenty months after admitting possession of a prohibited weapon, using a vehicle without insurance, possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid, driving while disqualified and possession of a class B drug. In October last year, police officers spotted Wild driving while disqualified in Devizes, Wiltshire. He subsequently entered a supermarket and attempted to hide a Taser among items on a shelf. Wild’s actions were picked up on the store’s CCTV.



Front door of house shot at in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.         

Swindon Advertiser


Armed police officers responded to reports of shots being fired from a residential address in Swindon, Wiltshire. On their arrival, the suspect aimed and shot at officers before they contained the situation. During a two-hour stand-off, people in two nearby pubs were locked in for their own safety. The man was subsequently arrested and charged possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest and intent to cause fear of violence.

the Lincolnite


Shots heard and windows damaged in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.           



Police were alerted after one of two males who allegedly threatened a group of people in Maidstone, Kent, was seen in possession of a firearm. Armed police officers consequently surrounded a nearby address for several hours before arresting a teenage boy on suspicion of possessing a firearm, or imitation firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence. No weapon has yet been recovered.

Islington Gazette


Following reports that someone had been dealing drugs from a car in Islington, North London, officers attempted to stop the vehicle. Firearms officers were subsequently deployed and the suspect was Tasered and arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police. Witnesses described the incident as resembling the "Wild West", with officers shouting and smashing the car windows.

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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.