Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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Police recovered a bolt action rifle after a dog dug it up in an area of grassland in Port Sunlight, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.  



Armed police officers were deployed following reports of two people with what looked like long-barrelled firearms on the roofs of stores in Southampton, Hampshire. A man later reported that he had been shot in the leg with a suspected air weapon. One man has since been arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and assault thereby occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Guardian


A man has been fatally shot in Birmingham, West Midlands. Police officers responding to reports of gunshots discovered the victim at the scene. Detectives have appealed for information.



A man died in hospital after he was shot in the stomach in Birmingham, West Midlands. A man has since been charged with murder, three counts of attempted murder and possession of a prohibited weapon. In addition, six people were arrested in connection with the shooting: a teenage boy and a man on suspicion of murder, and two men and two women on suspicion of assisting an offender.



Police appealed for information after two lambs were shot in the head in Anglesey, North Wales. Click on media link to read full report.  

Southern Daily Echo


Jack Oliveira, aged 20, has been sentenced to five years in a young offenders' institution after admitting possession of a sawn-off shotgun in a public place. He also received two three-year sentences, to be served concurrently, for two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. In December 2018, Oliveira and another man were stopped by police officers in Basingstoke, Hampshire. As they ran off, they dumped a rucksack that contained a loaded and cocked sawn-off, double barrelled, 12-bore shotgun. The court heard that Oliveira and seven accomplices, sentenced along with him, were part of a county lines gang that supplied Class A drugs in the town.



It has emerged that, in August 2019, a man was Tasered by a police officer following a domestic incident in Hilton, Derbyshire. Click on media link to read full report.  

The Sun


Demi Johnson, aged 23 and of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, sentenced for possession of a Taser disguised as a torch. Click on media link to read full report.  

Jack FM


Armed police officers responding to reports of a man with a gun at a hospital in Oxford, Oxfordshire, seized two air powered guns and arrested a male suspect at the scene. He was subsequently charged with possession of an air weapon in a public place. There were no reports of any injuries.



Firearm found in abandoned car in Coventry, West Midlands. 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.