Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Daily Record

01-04-2021

Youth charged with culpable and reckless conduct, and an assault after reportedly firing a BB gun at people on a bus in Musselburgh, East Lothian. Click on media link to read full report.


YorkshireLive

01-04-2021

Adil Akksar, aged 27, has been jailed for fourteen months after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In October last year, Akksar went to the A&E department of the Royal Infirmary in Bradford, West Yorkshire and told staff he wanted an X-ray. On being told he needed to make an appointment, Akksar pointed a gas-powered BB gun at a porter’s face, swearing and demanding an X-ray immediately. He also pointed the firearm at his own head. As the porter and other staff members locked themselves into a room, security personnel managed to disarm Akksar. Armed police officers attended, arrested Akksar and recovered a tin of ball bearings. The court heard that Akksar, a cannabis user, suffered mental health problems. The hospital porter, who had believed he was going to be shot and killed, said in a victim impact statement that he felt lucky to be alive.


County Gazette

01-04-2021

Following an investigation with Natural England and the RSPB, police officers recovered dead birds of prey, pesticides and a firearm from a rural home in East Dorset. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

01-04-2021

A man suspected of mugging an elderly woman in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, managed to evade capture after police officers Tasered and used a baton on him; he remains at large. Click on media link to read full report.


The Mail

01-04-2021

Seagull shot with suspected airgun in Barrow, Cumbria. Click on media link to read full report.


BristolLive

01-04-2021

Kian Harris, aged 19, has been sentenced to eighteen months' youth custody after admitting wounding, possessing cannabis oil, possessing a stun gun, possessing an item for use in forgery and four charges of possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply. In July 2019, during “a heated row” at his home in Brentry, Bristol, Harris shot his mother’s partner in the face with an air rifle. The pellet lodged near the man’s eye and had to be removed under general anaesthetic. During a subsequent search of the property, police officers recovered cannabis and cannabis products, £1,775.50 cash, a stun gun, two printers and false identity documents, as well as high value clothes and suspected fake watches and jewellery. It was later revealed that Harris had been selling fake IDs, bought from China, with just under £97,000 having been credited to his bank account in a six-month period.


Metro

31-03-2021

Woman and daughter left “very distressed” after a shotgun was fired at their home in Eastwood, South Yorkshire in the early hours of the morning as they slept. Click on media link to read full report.


Bolton News

31-03-2021

Morgan Kelly, aged 20, was handed a suspended twelve-month prison sentence, made the subject of a four-month curfew from 8pm to 6am, and ordered to pay victim compensation of £1,000 after he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. In February last year, Kelly fired a BB gun at garden fence panels as a “prank” to scare a friend arriving at his home in Westhoughton, Greater Manchester. As the friend walked towards the garden gate, a pellet passed through a gap in the fence and hit him directly in his right eye. Kelly offered his friend cash and asked him not to tell police about the incident but did advise him to go to hospital after his vision worsened. The victim suffered bleeding and a torn retina and has been left with ongoing vision problems. Kelly accepted that the shooting was “reckless” and told police he was sorry and ashamed.


YorkshireLive

31-03-2021

Following a report of men seen potentially carrying a firearm in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, armed officers arrested five people from an address in the town. Click on media link to read full report.


Mail Online

31-03-2021

Firearms officers responded following a report of a man with what looked like a handgun in Leeds, West Yorkshire. After the suspect allegedly pointed the firearm at one officer, he was Tasered and arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. A gas-powered BB gun was recovered at the scene.


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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.