Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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West Yorkshire Police


Police have appealed for information after a 12-year-old boy was shot in Deighton, North Yorkshire. The victim has been left with potentially life-changing injuries. A teenage male has since been charged with attempted murder, while a man has been arrested for the same offence. In addition, two other men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

News & Star with The Cumberland News


A Tikka bolt action rifle and a chainsaw have been stolen from a vehicle at a business park in Carlisle, Cumbria. The firearm belonged to a licensed firearms holder. Police have appealed for information.



Paul Doyle, aged 41, has been handed a 24-year prison sentence after being found guilty of robbery, kidnapping and possession of an imitation firearm intending to cause fear of violence. He admitted counts of robbery, conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to steal, possession of an imitation firearm intending to cause fear of violence and conspiracy to possess an imitation firearm intending to rob. Doyle influenced two impressionable men to join with him in carrying out violent carjackings in Birmingham, West Midlands while armed with imitation firearms, hammers and knives. They typically targeted vulnerable women in high-end cars, stealing £750,000 worth of vehicles. Doyle’s co-conspirators, Joshua Barrett, Luke Mander, were jailed for eighteen years and sixteen-and-a-half years respectively for charges including robbery and possession of an imitation firearm intending to cause fear of violence. A third man, Keir Carter, was involved to a lesser extent and received three years for burglary as well as drugs and other offences. Doyle, Barrett and Mander also robbed a shop and stole £2,000 worth of alcohol and cigarettes after threatening the shopkeeper with an imitation gun and pointing it at her husband’s head when he tried to intervene. Other offences included stealing from motorhomes at a motorbike convention and kidnapping the driver of a pickup truck in order to steal a car they had previously taken. Some of the gang’s victims made statements detailing the psychological harm sustained during the attacks and the judge said: “All of your victims have suffered financial loss and inconvenience. Many victims are now anxious, nervous and have had to change their behaviour as a result of your attacks on them.”

Pirate FM


A man wearing a balaclava allegedly threatened staff at a shop in Mullion, Cornwall with a double-barrelled shotgun before stealing cash and tobacco. Click on media link to read full report.

Swindon Advertiser


Arvydas Balciunas, of Swindon, Wiltshire, handed 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £1,200 compensation, costs of £85 and a £21 victim surcharge after admitting damaging a woman’s window and possession of a BB gun.



Police officers Tasered a man suspected of having a knife outside a supermarket in Cardiff, Wales. Click on media link to read full report.



A man has been fatally shot by specialist armed police officers in Westminster, London. The man, seen acting suspiciously near the Royal Festival Hall, had been asked to stop by patrolling officers. When he failed to do so, the officers fired a Taser and called for back-up. Two more Tasers were fired before the man, who was in possession of two knives, was shot. The Independent Office for Police Conduct has opened an investigation into the incident, which is not being treated as terror-related.



The coroner at the inquest into the death of a man Folkestone, Kent in November 2017 gave a narrative conclusion in the absence of evidence after ruling out unlawful killing, suicide and misadventure. The man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest at the pub he ran; a pistol, owned by him, lay close to his head. Police began their investigation as a murder probe but were unable to establish whether the man had been shot by someone unknown, someone he knew, or whether he had shot himself intentionally or by accident. As he had no history of mental illness and had been making plans for the future, suicide was deemed unlikely. However, the man had personal debts of more than £100,000. The coroner said: “What I find is that the gun which was used was his own gun and his own ammunition on the balance of probabilities. Either he pulled the trigger or someone else did. I cannot say who pulled the trigger or why. I have no evidence before me that it was his intention to take his own life. Was this an accidental discharge of the firearm? I cannot say.”

The Press and Journal


A vet from Duffus, Moray operated on her own pet cat after it was shot in the jaw with an air rifle. Click on media link to read full report.



A teenage male died after he was shot in Coventry, West Midlands. The victim, found with a serious back injury, was taken to hospital but could not be saved. A teenage boy and a man have since been arrested in connection with the shooting. Police appealed for information, particularly with regard to a black VW Golf seen in the area and later found burnt out.

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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.