Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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MyLondon

16-05-2020

Window damaged by firearm discharge at a home in Harrow, North London. Click on media link to read full report.


LeicestershireLive

16-05-2020

Firearms officers were deployed in Leicester, Leicestershire following reports of a man with a gun. One of two men involved in a disturbance in the city centre was seen with what was believed to be a firearm. Following a search, the suspect was located and found to be in possession of an imitation firearm. He was arrested and later released on bail.


ChronicleLive

16-05-2020

Cat shot in the head with an air rifle in Shiremoor, Tyne & Wear. Click on media link to read full report.


Oxford Mail

15-05-2020

The coroner at the inquest into the death of a man in Didcot, Berkshire in February has recorded a verdict of suicide, cause of death being a gunshot wound to the head. Armed police were deployed after the man called emergency services to say he was going to shoot himself in his garden. By the time officers arrived at the property, the man had died. The inquest heard that the man had held a shotgun licence and kept guns in a loft cabinet. He had also used an air rifle to shoot rabbits. A suicide note was left that “indicated suffering, pain and distress”.


Barking and Dagenham Post

15-05-2020

Police officers deployed a Taser as they arrested a man who crashed his car following a pursuit in Dagenham, East London. Click on media link to read full report.


ChronicleLive

15-05-2020

John Dees has been jailed for 21 years after pleading guilty to attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. In October last year, in Washington, Tyne & Wear, Dees shot a man in the chest with a swan-off shotgun. Dees’ victim was a former friend with whom he had exchanged insults, abuse and threats over “women and money”. Recovered text messages revealed that Dees had warned his victim that he should keep looking over his shoulder as one day it would be “pop pop”. On the day of the shooting, the victim approached Dees’ car and threw a bottle of water in through the window. Dees then told the man to come closer before he discharged the shotgun at him at point-blank range. Members of the public witnessed the attack and took the victim to hospital where he underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries. The court heard that the victim still has fluid on his lungs and shotgun pellets in his body. In an impact statement, he said: “I feel a shadow of the man I used to be. I can't face people and I've not been able to sleep without nightmares about the attack.”


Shropshire Star

15-05-2020

Three red kites shot dead near Montgomery, Powys. Click on media link to read full report.


StokeonTrentLive

15-05-2020

Armed police officers responded following reports that a shot had been fired at a member of the public from a flat in Stoke, Staffordshire. Three men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault and damage. It is not known if anyone was injured in the attack.


Daily Record

15-05-2020

A man has been shot at in a drive-by attack on a residential street in Greenock, Renfrewshire. The man escaped injury by jumping behind a car. The vehicle used by the offender was later discovered burnt out nearby. It is believed that the victim was targeted as part of a “clan feud”. No arrests have yet been reported.


YorkshireLive

15-05-2020

Police officers attended an address in Whitby, North Yorkshire after a member of the public reported a concern for the safety of a man who had indicated he was going to harm himself. A teenage male was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and later released pending further enquiries.


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About this information

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.