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.



Members of criminal gang who exploited sex workers in brothels across North London sentenced for possession and supply of drugs, possession of weapons including Tasers and pepper spray, and other offences. Click on media link to read full report.

Runcorn and Widnes World


Police detained armed man following incident in Runcorn, Cheshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Mid-Devon Advertiser


Emily Boyne has been jailed for five years after admitting attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to rob. In August this year, Boyne threatened a teenage staff member at a shop in Teignmouth, Devon with a realistic-looking imitation revolver before trying to steal the till. She pleaded with him to hand it over, saying she needed the money to visit her dying father when, in fact, she wanted it to pay off drug debts. After the worker tried to seize the gun from her, Boyne fled. In an impact statement, the victim said: : “I was really shocked. The gun looked real to me. I thought my life was in danger.”

The Packet


Two men arrested for possession of firearm and drugs in Falmouth, Cornwall. Click on media link to read full report.

News Shopper


Two men charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent and other offences after vehicle stopped in  Gillingham, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.



Police have issued a description of a suspected gunman after a shooting during a birthday party at a busy pub in Huyton, Merseyside. The victim, who attended hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh, is refusing to co-operate with detectives. Police have appealed for information.



Man charged with possessing a firearm and prohibited ammunition after car stopped in Derby, Derbyshire. Click on media link to read full report.



After police officers stopped a car in Liverpool, Merseyside, one of the occupants attempted to run away, reportedly throwing away a loaded gun as he did so. The man and three others were quickly detained, all four being subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. A witness said that three police cars and a police van with dogs had been used to block the vehicle in before the arrests were made.  

Daily Record


It has emerged that police Tasered a man in June this year following a stand-off at his home in Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Click on media link to read full report.



Ayoub Adchiri, aged 20, has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to two charges of robbery, two of possessing an imitation firearm, dangerous driving and threatening a person with a blade. In June this year, Adchiri threatened a cashier in a supermarket in Birmingham, West Midlands with what looked like a handgun before fleeing with cash from the till. Outside the shop, Adchiri stole a car after threatening the owner with a knife and the gun. The woman and two others were forced from the vehicle before Adchiri grabbed the keys and drove off. After police gave chase, Adchiri collided with another car, injuring the driver and her three children. He was arrested at the scene and officers retrieved a knife and a gas-powered imitation gun from the stolen vehicle. The court heard that the cashier had been left "shocked, distraught and traumatised by the incident”.

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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.