Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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House window smashed by suspected airgun in Hendre, Flintshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Oxford Mail


A gang of four people allegedly fired an air rifle towards a group of men in a park in Oxford, Oxfordshire before fleeing by car. Police officers subsequently arrested two men on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possessing an imitation weapon with intent to cause fear of violence, while two men and a woman were arrested for the first offence only. No injuries were reported.  



Following a report of a man with an imitation gun at a supermarket in Rhyl, Denbighshire, police officers arrested a male suspect and charged him with assault and threatening behaviour with intent to cause immediate fear of violence. Click on media link to read full report.

Manchester Evening News


Air rifle seized from car in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.



Following reports of a man discharging a firearm on a street in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, armed police officers and a force helicopter were deployed. Despite extensive searches, no suspect was located. Enquiries continue.



Following two days of brawls between residents on an estate in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, police were made aware of a video on social media that appeared to show a teenage boy carrying a BB gun. A male suspect was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence.

Watford Observer


Elliott Simon, aged 28, has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a Class A drug. In December 2018, Simon and another man became frustrated when a car occupied by three men stopped in front of their vehicle in Watford, Hertfordshire, causing a hold up. Simon’s accomplice shouted at the men and threatened to rob them before Simon got out the car and fired two shots from a handgun at the ground near one of the men’s feet. He then shot twice more at the car as it was driven away. One round was later found in the rear passenger door and the other entered the driver’s seat. By the time police officers arrived, Simon and his accomplice had left the scene. Simon was arrested a few days later, while his collaborator handed himself in a week later.  

Rochdale Online


Police officers Tasered a man after a vehicle failed to stop in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Peterborough Telegraph


Armed police officers arrested a man on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after CCTV operators in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire believed they saw him pointing what looked like a handgun at a car. Click on media link to read full report.

Mail Online


After police found over £300,000 in his car and a Taser at his home in Crawley, West Sussex, Ricky Lewis, aged 35, was jailed for two years, two months for possession of criminal property and unlawful possession of a 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.