Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Northampton Chronicle


Police Taser man who allegedly robbed a taxi driver and assaulted three officers in Old, Northamptonshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Braintree & Witham Times


A cat owner in Rayleigh, Essex has described how her cat arrived home yelping with pain after it was shot in the back. A vet later confirmed that the pet had been shot with an air rifle and said it had proved impossible to remove the pellet. After hearing that two other cats have been shot nearby recently, the vet urged people to be “aware and remain vigilant”. The police have been made aware of the attack.

Nottinghamshire Police


Ashley Cumberpatch, 34, and Kelly Duong, 31, have each been found guilty of possession of a firearm without a certificate. In addition, Cumberpatch was found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. After a woman found a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition wrapped in bags at the bottom of her garden in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire in October 2017, Cumberpatch and Duong were forensically linked to the firearm and cartridges. The pair will be sentenced next month.

Basildon Canvey Southend Echo


Four teenage boys arrested after gun seen in a park in Grays, Essex. Click on media link to read full report.

Newmarket Journal


A shotgun was stolen from a residential property in Freckenham, Suffolk after a burglar or burglars reportedly broke through the front door and gained entry to a gun cabinet. A safe was also opened and jewellery and money were taken. Police have appealed for information.   



Jay Davison, aged 38, has been found guilty of stirring up racial and religious hatred after posting photos of himself posing with a fake shotgun on Instagram and writing a series of racist comments and religious insults. Police were alerted after the posts appeared on a WhatsApp group later the same day. On arrest, Davison said that the photos had been taken at a friend’s house in Cardiff, Wales with an ornamental gun. He admitted posting the messages after an evening of drinking but denied intending to incite racial hatred. A spokesperson from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “This is a warning to people that posting material online can have damaging consequences for them offline.”



An undisclosed number of firearms, stolen from an address in Congleton, Cheshire earlier this month, have been recovered by police. A man, arrested in connection with the incident,  has since been charged with burglary and possessing a firearm when prohibited to do so for life.

Merseyside Police


Emergency services responded after a man was shot in the thigh in Huyton, Merseyside. The victim was taken to hospital where his injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. Police are treating the incident as a targeted attack and have appealed for information.

Eastern Daily Press


Jai Souter, aged 26, has been sent to prison for four years after admitting possession of a prohibited weapon, drugs offences and driving without insurance. Souter, who was wanted on recall to prison, was found by police officers when they stopped a van in Beccles, Suffolk in May this year. Following his arrest, officers found a stun gun on the ground and £3,000 worth of drugs in the van. The court heard that Souter had started selling drugs after getting into debt.



Man arrested for attempted murder after shots fired at a property in Axminster, Devon. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.