Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Two men arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after gunshots were fired in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.



Armed police officers were deployed following a report of a hostage situation at a flat in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire where an individual was in possession of a firearm. A witness described how officers negotiated with the suspect before arresting him and ending the situation peacefully.

Blog Preston


Armed police arrested one person after seizing three suspected air rifles from a car in Preston, Lancashire. Click on media link to read full report.



Suspect arrested following reports of a man brandishing a knife and BB gun at a shopping parade in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

News Locker


A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply firearms after police officers raided a home in Enfield, North London and discovered 25 antique firearms, some of which were loaded. According to a police spokesperson, it is believed that the firearms, mostly revolvers, were being reactivated and passed on to London gangs. In a workshop in the kitchen, officers discovered a bullet-moulding press, lathes, bullet cases, bullet heads and other component parts.

The Argus


Police officers Tasered and arrested a man after a vehicle failed to stop in Worthing, West Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.



David Cheetham, aged 34, has been sentenced to one year, eight months in prison and handed an indefinite restraining order after being found guilty of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In December last year, Cheetham threatened to shoot his partner after she refused to fetch his cigarettes from his car. She contacted police “in fear of her life” and reported that he had brandished a gun at her during previous arguments. Police officers visited Cheetham’s address in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and discovered a blank firing gun with blank ammunition in his vehicle.

Luton Today


Man suffered minor pellet gun wounds after being shot in Luton, Bedfordshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Daily Echo


Clive Shilcock, aged 52, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to charges including threatening to kill and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In September last year, Shilcock aimed an imitation pistol at a man’s head in Totton, Hampshire after a dispute arose between them. Shilcock was in a relationship with the man’s mother, who was in her 70s, and the victim felt that Shilcock was taking advantage of her. Police arrested Shilcock but no firearm was found. While on bail, Shilcock  posted threatening messages online regarding revenge on the victim and when police arrested Shilcock a second time, they discovered an axe, black imitation pistol, gaffer tape, handcuffs and cable ties in the boot of his car. The judge handed Shilcock an indefinite restraining order against his victim and ordered the seized items to be destroyed.

Banbury Guardian


A man was treated in hospital after being shot with an air rifle in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Police retrieved an offensive weapon and a large quantity of drugs from a property in the town and subsequently arrested three men on suspicion of assaulting a person thereby occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage, firing an air weapon beyond premises and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class B, namely cannabis. 

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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.