Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Daniel Volpe, aged 35, has been sentenced to 26 months in prison after pleading guilty to  breach of a non-molestation order, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and assaulting an emergency worker. In June this year, Volpe produced an imitation firearm while visiting his grandmother’s home in Seabridge, Staffordshire, before pointing it at her and asking her to pass on a “veiled threat” that he might hurt his uncle. Following his subsequent arrest, Volpe abused police and spat food at one officer. The imitation weapon, a replica air weapon, was recovered from Volpe’s home and found to be capable of firing pellets. The court heard that Volpe  “struggles with mental health issues“.

Peterborough Telegraph


Following reports of a kidnap and firearms offences, a man has been arrested in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. He has since been charged with kidnap of a woman, assault, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, handling stolen goods, dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision to police, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.  



Dalton Travers, aged 19, has been handed a five-year prison term after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm and being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. In September this year, police officers raided an address linked to Travers in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands and recovered a sawn-off shotgun and bullets. During a search at his home address in Great Barr, officers discovered CS spray, £7,000 in cash and more than 20 cannabis plants.

Mail Online


The window at a Tory MP’s  constituency office in Lancaster, Lancashire has been damaged by a suspected a high-powered air rifle. A member of staff sitting a few feet from the window was left “absolutely petrified and frightened”. A police spokesperson said they did not believe the attack was targeted because there were “other incidents of criminal damage in the area”.

Mail Online


Armed police officers were deployed after a man allegedly told staff at a bank in Park Royal, West London that he was carrying a “suspicious device”. The officers arrested the suspect in the street a few minutes after he left the bank, aiming their firearms at him before his detention. The suspect was found to be carrying a suspected firearm, “not believed to be genuine”.     

South Wales Argus


Kitten shot with an air rifle in Barry, Glamorgan. Click on media link to read full report.



As part of an investigation into the supply of drugs, police officers searched five properties in Salford, Greater Manchester and recovered suspected Class A and B drugs, a Taser, CS gas, offensive weapons and a large quantity of cash. Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences.



A man armed with what appeared to be a handgun allegedly forced his way into a woman’s home in Horley, Surrey after she opened the door to him. Police officers were alerted after the man left the property and they found the victim unhurt but “extremely distressed”. It is not known if anything was stolen. Police have issued a description of the suspect and appealed for information.



Police officers found evidence of shotgun fire following reports of shots at business premises in Wood Green, North London. No injuries were reported.



Keiron Hassan, 32, and Kamal Legall, 26, have been jailed for twenty-four years after being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a sawn-off shotgun. In April this year, in a “gangland-style hit”, the pair ran towards a man on a street in Cardiff, Wales before Hassan struck him down with a machete. Legall then shot the man at point-blank range, leaving him with serious neck injuries. The court heard that the shooting was a pre-planned “attempt to kill” as part of an ongoing feud, with the attackers using false number plates on their getaway car to avoid detection. Following the shooting, the perpetrators hid the loaded shotgun near a children’s playground and Hassan was seen collecting it later. The attack was carried out in front of members of the public, including children, with the judge describing the timing and location as “aggravating features”.

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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.