Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Wiltshire 999S


Armed police deployed after a suspected imitation firearm was seen during a disturbance involving a man with a machete at an address in Frome, Somerset. Click on media link to read full report.

Advertiser & Times


Three men armed with a BB gun reportedly forced their way into a home in Southampton, Hampshire and threatened a male occupant before fleeing with stolen electrical equipment. There were no reports of any injuries. Police have appealed for information.



Jason Jemma, from  Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, was handed a suspended two-year prison term with rehabilitation requirements and a six-month curfew for possession of a disguised firearm (Taser), CS gas and cannabis. Click on media link to read full report.

The Star


Armed police officers were deployed after a man reported he had been shot at by a group of people who stole his car in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. After finding the stolen vehicle shortly afterwards, officers recovered a gun and drugs. A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm and drugs offences. The man who reported the shooting was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Man arrested after gun, swords and cannabis plants found at a house in Morley, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



A magnet fisher, who previously discovered five guns in a canal in Birmingham, fished out a live WWII grenade from a waterway in Great Barr, West Midlands. The heavily-rusted grenade was removed for safe disposal.



Two men, whose bodies were found inside a car at an industrial estate in Dudley, West Midlands, had been shot dead. The scene was sealed off for forensic examination. Police have since charged a man with two counts of murder.



Lon Faram, aged 46, has been handed an 18-month community order with 120 hours unpaid work and a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement after pleading guilty to possessing a shotgun and ammunition during the five years after the imposition of a suspended sentence. In November last year, Faram went out hunting with a friend in Alton, Staffordshire. On hearing shots nearby, residents called police and attending officers found Faram on a public footpath with a shotgun. The court heard that Faram claimed to have strayed onto the footpath and that he had not realised he had been banned from possessing a gun.



Following reports from bus drivers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire that they had been threatened and shot at with BB guns, police arrested two teenage boys on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm. In response to the attacks, two bus firms issued a joint statement to say they would only serve the estate involved before 6pm each day.

About My Area


Police officers seized a stun gun and Class A drugs in Fareham, Hampshire and arrested two men on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon. Click on media link to read full report

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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.