Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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In July 2015 the method of categorising incidents changed to allow more specific analysis. Please click here to download information about how the old data was re-categorised.

The Docklands & East London Advertiser


Bozlu Miah, aged 36, has been handed two concurrent five-year jail terms after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing ammunition. Following a tip-off, police officers raided Miah’s flat in Bethnal Green, East London and discovered a loaded gun hidden in a gift bag under his bed. The firearm was sent for forensic testing and found to be “a viable firearm”.

Pink News


A couple living in Caterham, Surrey have reported that their home has been attacked with a BB gun more than 70 times in six months, causing smashed windows and damage to guttering. Police have so far been unable to identify the culprit or culprits despite using drones and searching the area. The couple, who believe they are being targeted because of their sexuality, say the attacks have left them emotionally and psychologically drained. The independent charity, Crimestoppers, has offered a reward of up to £2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.



Police officers Tasered and arrested a man said to be in possession of a knife in the grounds of a hospital in Sittingbourne, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.

The Argus


Jack Chambers has been handed a three-year jail term after admitting robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In April this year, Chambers and a second offender stopped their motorbike and threatened a man walking home from work in East Grinstead, West Sussex. As they told the man to hand over his belongings, Chambers threatened him with what was believed to be an air rifle. Police officers subsequently found some of the stolen items at Chambers’ home.

The Courier


Four people arrested and imitation firearm, knives and Class A drugs recovered from a property in Leamington, Warwickshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Evening Standard


Barry Latif, aged 44 and of Tower Hamlets, East London, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to sell or transfer a firearm and being in possession of a bladed weapon; he further pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in a public place. Latif was a member of a gang that sold fake £50 notes to criminals in London. Investigating the gang’s activities, police discovered some gang members had conspired to supply a firearm to the “criminal underworld”. Latif was subsequently arrested in possession of a revolver by armed officers.

The Star


Officers searching a property in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, discovered a firearm hidden inside the property. Click on media link to read full report.

St Helens Star


As part of an ongoing investigation into an incident in St Helens, police officers searching a house in Warrington, Cheshire seized a converted Olympus firearm and arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm and section 18 wounding. The suspect remains in custody for questioning.



A catapult and blank rounds of ammunition were recovered, and two men arrested on suspicion of firearms offences, following a disturbance in Ashford, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.



Police officers responded after receiving a concern for safety report regarding a man who was “on the wrong side of the barriers” at Frenchman’s Bay in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. When officers tried to speak to him, the man reportedly reacted aggressively and fired an airgun towards them. The man was brought to safety and arrested. No one was injured.

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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.