Gun Incidents in Great Britain


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Manchester Evening News

15-07-2021

Christopher Manning, aged 36, has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition without a certificate, possessing Class A and B drugs and money laundering. In January this year, police officers saw Manning drop a bag as he ran away from a parked car in Harpurhey, Manchester. The bag was found to contain a magazine for a self-loading pistol loaded with 12 cartridges. Manning was arrested nearby and officers subsequently searched his home and recovered drugs worth between £85,000 and £200,000, as well as a self-loading Glock-style handgun and 30 rounds of ammunition. The court heard that Manning had developed a cannabis habit while off work with a back injury and had agreed to look after “these items” after getting into drug debt.


Hastings & St Leonards Observer

15-07-2021

Police officers seized a gas-powered BB gun and arrested two men on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following an altercation between two groups of people in St Leonards, East Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.


Daily Record

15-07-2021

No injuries reported after armed police officers responded to reports of a disturbance and gun shots heard in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. Click on media link to read full report.


Ipswich Star

15-07-2021

A man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was fined £500 and had his firearms licence revoked after admitting to failing to comply with a condition of a shotgun certificate. After his grandson used one of his shotguns to shoot a 15-year-old boy in Kesgrave, Suffolk in September last year, police officers visited the man’s home and found an air rifle and a 20-bore Berretta shotgun insecure on a cabinet. The man told the officers that he had been cleaning the Beretta shotgun earlier and that another shotgun had been left out for cleaning the previous day when his grandson had visited. The charge does not relate to the gun used in the shooting.


Southern Daily Echo

14-07-2021

Two men have been charged with two counts of possessing a handgun and other offences after police officers stopped their car in Southampton, Hampshire and recovered a gun, ammunition and cocaine worth around £20,000. Click on media link to read full report.


BirminghamLive

14-07-2021

Police officers arrested four people after seizing a viable firearm and knives during searches in West Bromwich, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.


Manchester Evening News

13-07-2021

Michael Fannon, aged 43, has been jailed for fifteen months after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. After being invited to his daughter’s house in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester in December last year, Fannon became abusive, brandished what looked like a handgun and stole a PlayStation and a Dyson fan. Fannon’s daughter called the police and he was arrested at his home a few days later. The court heard that Fannon’s daughter, who had previously spent time in care because of Fannon’s drug use, had a difficult relationship with her father and was terrified of him. Since the incident, she has been “unable to sleep” and doesn’t feel safe in her own home. The judge imposed a five-year restraining order against Fannon.


Echo

13-07-2021

During an operation designed to disrupt the activity of County Lines drug gangs in Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire, police seized cash, high-value goods, Class A drugs, a shotgun, two handguns and knives, and charged 41 men in connection with the campaign. Click on media link to read full report.


Gazette

13-07-2021

A teenage male was charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place after police found him carrying a BB gun and pellets in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Click on media link to read full report.


BirminghamLive

13-07-2021

Firearms officers and a police helicopter were deployed following reports of a man with a gun in the playground of a primary school in Birmingham, West Midlands. Four pre-teenage boys were detained nearby in possession of two BB guns, which had been smashed up. Officers escorted the youths home and spoke to their parents. A police spokesperson said that they will decide the best way to proceed once enquiries are complete.


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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.