Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Bury Times


Man arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after a window of a property in Whitefield, Greater Manchester damaged by firearm discharge in February this year. Click on media link to read full report.

News Shopper


Andrae Moncrieffe, aged 37, has been jailed for ten years after being found guilty of three counts of robbery and three counts of possession of an imitation firearm whist committing a schedule 1 offence. Moncrieffe robbed three bookmakers in Camberwell and Peckham, South London in December 2019, armed with an imitation gun and wearing a rubber “horror film” mask. During the first robbery, Moncrieffe stole a purse dropped by a staff member who fled from him as he brandished a metal item wrapped in a pillowcase. Later the same evening, Moncrieffe grabbed an employee at another bookmakers, pointed an imitation gun at his head and shouted to another employee to give him money. Moncrieffe ran off after the worker gave him the contents of a till. When Moncrieffe entered a third bookmakers two weeks later, staff members ran to their safe area and called police, having been warned of his disguise. Moncrieffe then pointed an imitation firearm at one of the workers and shouted words to the effect of “I’ll kill you if you don’t give me the money.” As a female staff member gave Moncrieffe money from tills, a male worker locked the front door to trap him. However, when Moncrieffe reached for the firearm again, the worker let him go. Moncrieffe was arrested in April 2020 after police found a homemade imitation firearm and items of disguise in the boot of his car. His fingerprints were found on the gun. Following sentencing, a police spokesperson said: “These robberies were absolutely terrifying ordeals for the staff members and customers involved. They were all in fear for their lives as they truly believed that Moncrieffe was armed… I am glad that the sentence handed down reflects the danger that Moncrieffe poses to the public.”

The Star


Firearms, ammunition and £1,000 worth of amphetamine seized from a house in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

The Mail


The coroner at the inquest into the death of a married couple at their home in Windermere, Cumbria in January last year has concluded that the man died by suicide, cause of death being a shotgun wound to the head, while the woman was unlawfully killed. The inquest heard that the man, aged 77, had “exerted significant control” over his wife, whose health was failing, and that he had spoken about suicide to his wife’s friend. The same friend discovered the couple after their deaths. The woman was found in bed, her husband having left a note saying she had died the previous day after an overdose of morphine. High levels of morphine were found in her system; however, examination revealed evidence of neck compression, likely caused by a pillow or cushion. No evidence of other drugs was found, confirming earlier reports that the man had been withholding his wife’s medication.

Greatest Hits Radio


Horse injured by airgun pellet in Hambrook, West Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.



Two men arrested after man shot with air rifle and struck with a metal chain in Warsop, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.

The Gazette


Alexandru Ion, aged 26, was handed a suspended twelve-months prison sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation requirement after he pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Ion brandished a BB gun during an altercation with some men at a home in Blackpool, Lancashire in May 2019. Click on media link to read full report.



Two people arrested on suspicion of firearms offences as “around 200” police officers searched a farm and surrounding fields in Norton St Philip, Somerset. Click on media link to read full report.

Ross-shire Journal


A bomb disposal squad carried out a controlled explosion after flares, detonators and explosive trip wires (thought to have been WW11 Home Guard training items) were found at a house in Newtonmore, Scottish Highlands, while ammunition was removed for safe disposal elsewhere.  Click on media link to read full report.

South Wales Argus


James Phillips, aged 26, fined £635 after police officers found a stun gun disguised as a torch in his home in Cwmbran, Torfaen in March last year. 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.