Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Man arrested for producing cannabis and possession of a firearm after police seized a stun gun, BB gun, £10,000 worth of cannabis plants, cash and designer gear from a property in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

Hemel Today


After a member of the public found an injured wood pigeon in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, X-rays revealed it had been shot twice with an airgun. It is believed that a second pigeon, found with similar injuries, had also been shot. Both birds were put to sleep to “prevent further suffering”. A spokesperson from the RSPCA said: “It is so upsetting to think that someone deliberately targeted this poor bird and to do this is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.”



A man was treated in hospital for serious injuries after being shot in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Click on media link to read full report.

Gazette & Herald


A cat has been put to sleep after being shot with an airgun in Westbury, Wiltshire. The cat had been shot twice previously, losing an eye two years ago. On this occasion, vets discovered that injuries to her gall bladder, liver and bowels were too severe for the pet to survive. Police are investigating the incident as criminal damage.



Five people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, cultivation of cannabis, possession of a firearm and trafficking within the UK after police rescued two possible victims of human trafficking at an address in Barnet, North London. Officers also retrieved £60,000 cash, 1kg of cannabis, cannabis plants and a suspected firearm at the property.

Sky News


Road in Newham, East London closed after ammunition fell from the roof of a police car being driven towards a firearms operation; officer concerned will be “subject to an internal learning process”. Click on media link to read full report.

The Guardian


Firearms officers were deployed after two teenage boys and a young man were shot in Tottenham, North London. It is believed that the gunman or gunmen opened fire from a car. The older victim is said to be fighting for his life, while one of the boys is thought to have suffered life-changing injuries. Police are considering whether the attack was gang-related.



Santokh Singh, aged 53, was handed a suspended four-month prison sentence and a five-day rehabilitation activity requirement after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm, namely the ammunition, without holding a certificate and possession of a weapon designed or adapted for the discharge of a noxious liquid. In May last year, when police officers visited Singh’s home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire on an unrelated matter, they found 44 cartridges of ammunition in a bathroom drawer and a CS cannister in a wardrobe. Although not included in the sentencing, officers also discovered knives, BB guns, a knuckleduster and masks including balaclavas. The court heard that Singh claimed the ammunition and cannister had been left as lost property at a taxi business he previously owned. When he sold the business around twelve years ago, he had taken the items home. On sentencing, the judge said: “ If your house had been the subject of a hostile or other intrusion, they could have well fallen into the hands of someone with a criminal disposition.” He ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the ammunition and gas cannister.



Air rifle found in lake near Nailsea, Somerset. Click on media link to read full report.



Kyron Smye, aged 22 and of no fixed abode, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after admitting possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, with an additional two years for unrelated drug offences. His accomplice, Niall Kelly, aged 20, received a prison term of four years, eight months after he admitted possession of a firearm. In May 2018, shots were heard behind a supermarket in Weymouth, Dorset. CCTV footage of the scene revealed a group of men fleeing as a car passed by them. Smye was then seen approaching the men with a handgun before running back to the car. Police arrested Smye at an address in Northampton and found a handgun in shrubbery at the rear of the property. Kelly, detained at the same address on suspicion of assisting an offender, was later arrested when his DNA was found on the gun. A bullet casing, found at the crime scene in Weymouth, was confirmed as coming from the firearm. Smye’s phone revealed messages to Kelly relating to the incident, though there was no evidence of Kelly being present in Weymouth at the time.

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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.