Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Manchester Evening News


Police officers Tasered a man who tried to run away after his car collided with another vehicle in Manchester, Greater Manchester. Officers shouted at him to stop before discharging the Taser. The car driver had been pursued by police officers after failing to stop at a red light.



Michael Adcock has been handed a ten-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, with 150 hours of unpaid work after he admitted criminal damage and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. The court heard that he had also allegedly made threats to his boss but would not face prosecution for this as there had been an administrative delay in charging him with that offence. After he was sacked from his job for aggressive behaviour at his firm’s Christmas party, Adcock reportedly sent messages to his ex-employer, threatening to kill him. He also allegedly sent an image of himself next to a machete, with what appeared to be a gun tucked into his waistband. The firearm was subsequently found to be a BB gun. Adcock, from Leicester, Leicestershire, was ordered to pay £100 compensation along with £500 of prosecution costs. 

Isle of Wight County Press


Robert Hughes, aged 32, has been jailed for eight years and four months after being found guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition. Police officers raiding an address occupied by Hughes in Freshwater, Isle of Wight in August 2017, discovered a Glock handgun, live ammunition, cannabis, cocaine and heroin. The court heard that Hughes was a key part in the supply of drugs between the West Midlands and the Island, and that he claimed to have the gun for protection.



Acting on intelligence, police officers raided four properties in West Lothian, Scotland and retrieved drugs and an air rifle. Six people were arrested following the finds.

Southern Daily Echo


Police officers investigating drug crime in Southampton, Hampshire, discovered a Taser, cartridges and a collection of large knives in the guttering at a communal bin area in the city. A police spokesperson said that they believe the weapons had been “strategically placed” by someone for easy access. Police patrols will be stepped up in the area over the coming weeks.



Police officers attended after a man allegedly attempted to rob a supermarket in Cinderford, Gloucestershire while armed with a firearm. The suspect was arrested and an airgun was recovered at the scene.



A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with making an explosive substance (nitroglycerine gunpowder) and blank ammunition for an unlawful purpose, possessing three stun guns, possessing a 12-inch sword and importing a telescopic baton with intent to evade a prohibition. Police officers and personnel from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit searched the man’s house in Bristol last month and retrieved 130 weapons, including knives, swords, crossbows, ammunition and chocolate eggs filled with gunpowder and “metal confetti”. Consent is still being sought to prosecute the suspect.

Southend Standard


It has been reported that boys aged around eleven years old have been using suspected air rifles to shoot at people and properties in Runwell, Essex. A pub and several caravan windows have been damaged, and one woman described how a group of youths tried to scare her with a gun before firing it towards her, fortunately missing. The owner of one of the caravans said that she would be contacting police.

Ipswich Star


After he resisted arrest, police officers Tasered a man they wanted to talk to in connection with a domestic incident in Ipswich, Suffolk. Officers followed the suspect into a property where one of them drew a Taser after the man smashed a wine glass. As the man pulled his arms away from an officer attempting to handcuff him, the Taser was discharged and the suspect fell to the floor. He was Tasered a second time as he reached towards the back of a sofa.  



An investigation has been opened after shots were fired from a car towards a house in Stepps, North Lanarkshire, damaging a window. No one was injured. A police spokesperson appealed for information, saying that the shooting is being treated as a targeted attack.

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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.