Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The Sun


Staff ducked to escape injury when one of two masked assailants allegedly fired a gun three times in a kebab shop in Harrow, North London. The attackers were thought to be aiming at three men they had chased into the restaurant. A bullet casing found at the scene has been sent for forensic testing. No arrests have yet been reported.

Yorkshire Post


Six men have been arrested, and weapons including firearms seized, in police operations across West Yorkshire: During a raid at a property in Morley, West Yorkshire, officers arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply controlled drugs after seizing a handgun, ammunition and Class A drugs; two men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after police stopped their car in Castleford and found a pistol and ammunition in the vehicle; two men were  arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and an offensive weapon after their car was stopped in Wakefield; and a sixth man was arrested  on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. A police spokesperson later confirmed that the suspects remained in custody.  



Karl Lawrence and Tony Turner have been jailed for fourteen years and eighteen years respectively after being convicted of attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. In January 2017, Lawrence and Turner threatened security guards with a gun as they were depositing money into cash machines at a supermarket in Chatham, Kent. Two blank shots were fired before the guards managed to escape inside a building. The gun then became trapped in the doors but was fired once more before Lawrence and Turner fled empty-handed in a stolen vehicle. The car was found later and DNA belonging to both men was recovered. Lawrence and Turner were tracked down using CCTV, number plate recognition and mobile phone records. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “This was a very distressing experience for the two security officers… The victims didn't know the gun had blank bullets and to them, the threat to their lives was very real.”

BBC News


A man died outside his home in Haringey, North London after being shot in the head on his doorstep. It is thought that the victim answered the door to two assailants, one of whom reportedly opened fire before the pair fled on a moped. Police believe the man was not the intended target. No arrests have yet been reported.



Armed police officers deployed after man carrying a gun seen in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Click on media link to read full report.



Police officers arrested a man after he reportedly fired an air rifle from a balcony in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, aiming at a lamppost and signs. No one was injured during the incident. Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.



Man and woman charged with drugs and weapons offences after police retrieved Class A and B drugs, cash, a machete and a Taser from a home in Stockton, Co. Durham. Click on media link to read full report.

Fife Today


Man arrested after police received a report of a man seen carrying a firearm in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Click on media link to read full report.

Evening Standard


A police officer has been suspended pending an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into two alleged assaults and use of a Taser. The officer allegedly Tasered a man following a pursuit in Birmingham, West Midlands in February this year; the incident was recorded on a phone video.  

Daily Star


Police officers carrying out a firearms warrant recovered a number of firearms and, allegedly, a rocket launcher, from a property in Crawley, West Sussex. 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.