Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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The News


Police were alerted after a firearm was reportedly discharged in an underpass in Southampton, Hampshire. Although a number of people were present, it is believed that no one was injured. A firearm has since been recovered and a man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Yorkshire Evening Post


Man Tasered after assaulting a police officer in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Clacton Gazette


Lee Worrell has been handed a suspended twelve-week prison sentence after admitting two counts of possessing a shotgun without a certificate and illegally repairing them. When police officers visited Worrell’s home in Clacton, Essex in November last year on an unrelated matter, they found two shotguns stored in a cardboard box in the conservatory, as well as air weapons in the garage. The court heard that an acquaintance from a rifle club had asked Worrell to maintain the airguns and restore the shotguns. Worrell’s own firearms licence had expired and he claimed he hadn’t realised he needed one for repairing the weapons.



Following the theft of firearms and ammunition, Gary Carmichael was jailed for three years after admitting burglary, while David Jones received a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to burglary, possession of heroin and witness intimidation. During a burglary at a house in Ystalyfera, South Wales, Carmichael and Jones stole two 12-bore shotguns and two air rifles from a locked gun cabinet, as well as six boxes of shotgun shells, cash, jewellery and other items. A mobile phone, retrieved at the scene, led police officers to Jones’ home. Subsequently, the air rifles were found at a house in Jones’ village, while a member of a Liverpool drugs gang was found in possession of the missing shotguns as well as a sawn-off shotgun and more than £29,000-worth of crack cocaine and heroin. The court heard that Jones had given the gangster the stolen guns in exchange for 14 grams of heroin. The judge said that, while the burglary had been a deeply upsetting experience for the victims, of greater concern to the public was the fact the firearms had ended up in the hands of a drug dealer.

Brent & Kilburn Times


Idris Ali has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of possessing a firearm and pleading guilty to possessing a Class B drug. After his behaviour caught their attention, police officers stopped Ali at an underground station in Aldgate, East London in April this year and found him in possession of a loaded handgun and ammunition. After initially claiming to have found the gun, Ali later said it had been a gift.  



Police officers were deployed after a resident discovered a shell and four live hand grenades dating from World War II in a garden in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was called in and the items were safely destroyed in a controlled explosion in a nearby field.

Stroud News & Journal


Man fined for shooting an air rifle from his flat in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Click on media link to read full report.

Merseyside Police


During a police investigation into drugs, gun and other offences in the Speke area of Liverpool, Merseyside, ten firearms have been retrieved, including revolvers, self-loading pistols, a sawn-off rifle and sawn-off shotguns. Officers also recovered ammunition, two improvised explosive devices, £61,264 in cash, Rolex watches, three stolen motorbikes and Class A and Class B drugs with a street value of over £100,000. Twenty-two people were convicted in connection with the investigation: Christopher Wallace, top of a group of organised criminals, was sentenced to life with a 31-year tariff after being found guilty of conspiracy to transfer firearms and ammunition, possession of explosives with intent and drugs offences; Paul Gregory, Jermaine Bryan, Thomas Mousley, Jake Burrows, Callum Burrows, Kevin Morgan, Lee, Price, Shaun Connolly, Mark Gardner, Barry Kelly, Anthony Tierney, Dillon Walsh, Connor Courtney and Neil Huyton received sentences of between fourteen and twenty-five-and-a-half years for conspiracy to transfer firearms and ammunition as well as other offences; Jack Ross was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of a Section One firearm without a certificate; Ciaran McHale received five years, nine months for involvement in acquiring guns and ammunition to protect the supply of illegal drugs, while others were sentenced for drug-related offences. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “As well as fear and intimidation within the wider community, these groups were involved in the criminal exploitation of vulnerable young people and adults in the area and further afield in the West Midlands and Wales. Through violence and intimidation they would coerce these vulnerable people into County Lines drug dealing.”



Laura Lowes has been handed a four-year jail sentence after admitting robbery. In May this year, Lowes used her phone to order a food delivery to an empty house in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. When the delivery driver arrived, a male accomplice held a knife to his torso while Lowes pointed a handgun at him. The pair then robbed the driver of £200 takings and food from his car. Police officers arrested Lowes after linking the phone order to her home address. The gun has not been traced and prosecutors were unable to determine whether it was a real or imitation weapon.

The News


Man sentenced for having an air rifle in a public park in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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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.