Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Daily Record


Male suspect arrested after armed police officers responded to reports of a man in possession of a firearm in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Click on media link to read full report.

Lancashire Telegraph


Police officers responded following reports that a man had been injured with a firearm at an address in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The casualty was treated in hospital for serious head injuries. A police spokesperson said that there was “not thought to have been any third-party involvement”.



Two men are being treated in hospital for serious injuries after being shot on a street in Smethwick, West Midlands. Witnesses described hearing shouting before a “volley of gunshots” were fired. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.



Teenager, Jordan Riding, sentenced to eighteen months’ detention for arson, firearms offences and assaulting a police officer after he fired an airgun at a nature reserve in Darlington, Co.Durham, set fire to his accommodation and punched a police officer. Click on media link to read full report.

Greatest Hits Radio


A man allegedly threatened a member of staff with what was believed to be an air-pistol at a petrol station in Swindon, Wiltshire before fleeing on foot with stolen cash and cigarettes. Police have issued a description of the suspect and appealed for information.



A member of the public posted a photo of a dead seagull on a social media site after witnessing it being shot “out of the sky” in Salcombe, Devon. Police have been informed. All species of gull are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and anyone convicted of cruelty against a seagull can be fined up to £5,000 and potentially jailed for up to six months.

Mail Online


Two teenage boys and a woman suffered minor injuries after being hit by shotgun pellets during a suspected targeted attack at a travellers’ site in Red Lodge, Suffolk. Four men have since been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Blog Preston


A gun was fired at a car near Fulwood, Lancashire in what police are treating as a targeted attack. Click on media link to read full report.

Pirate FM


Armed police officers responded following a report that a man had brandished a firearm at a house in Bodmin, Cornwall. Click on media link to read full report.



Christopher Cooper, aged 31, has been ordered to pay £259 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to possessing an air weapon while prohibited, and the possession of a Class B drug. After a prison sentence for arson, Cooper was prohibited from possessing any firearm for life; however, following his release, he used air weapons for shooting in the garden of his home in Stoke, Staffordshire. Following an argument between Cooper and a neighbour, police officers recovered two air weapons, pellets and cannabis from his home. The court heard that Cooper had been told of the weapon ban on release from prison but had been unable to “process the large amount of information given to him at that time”.

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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.