Gun Incidents

The Infer Trust makes every effort to record and categorise the firearms incidents reported in the UK but we recognise that it is not a complete record.

If you are aware of a gun incident which is not listed please notify us.  You can do this by either sending us the link for an on line report, or a hard copy of a press article to our address. 
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2019/2/3 Asian Image

Kabir Khan, Atif Imran and Sajeer Khan have been jailed for nineteen years, seventeen years and ten years, two months respectively for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life; Imran admitted the charge while the Khans denied involvement but were found guilty. After all three men chased a gang rival into a chip shop in Birmingham, West Midlands, Kabir Khan discharged a .41 Colt revolver through the door. Although no one was hurt — the bullet lodging in a sign behind the counter — customers, including three children, dived for cover. Following information from the community, the Khans were identified as potential suspects. The getaway car, clothes worn by the shooter, and computer and mobile phone evidence led to the men’s arrests.

2019/2/3 Express

A teenage girl required surgery after she was shot in the back of the legs while out walking in Droylsden, Greater Manchester. Detectives believe the firearm used in the random attack was an air rifle.  

2019/2/3 The News

Police were called to an address in Portsmouth, Hampshire after a man was reportedly shot in the leg in the early hours of the morning by an unknown assailant. The victim was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening. Detectives have appealed for information.

2019/2/3 The Standard

While a man was walking his dog in an alleyway in Crewe, Cheshire, his pet began digging around and sniffed out a firearm. Police recovered the weapon and appealed for information.

2019/2/3 GrimsbyLive

Anotni Howe, aged 37, has been jailed for twenty months after admitting possession of an imitation assault rifle with intent to cause fear of violence. After drinking a bottle of whisky, Howe pointed the fake machine gun at police officers called to an address in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Howe was tasered by an officer prior to his arrest.

2019/2/2 Telegraph & Argus

Following what police believe was a targeted shooting at an address in Bradford, Yorkshire, a man was treated in hospital for serious gunshot injuries. An adult male suspect has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a second man remains in custody in connection with the attack.

2019/2/2 BirminghamLive

Police officers attended after a car was shot at in a residential street in Darlaston, West Midlands. A police spokesman said that damage to the windscreen may have been caused by “a BB gun or similar air weapon”.

2019/2/1 BirminghamLive

Police officers who seized an untaxed car in Coventry, West Midlands, retrieved two handguns, a sawn-off shotgun, more than 250 shotgun cartridges and other ammunition, as well as a quantity of suspected heroin from the vehicle. On the same day, officers recovered a firearm from under a bed at an address in Solihull; the weapon is believed to have been converted into a blank-firing pistol. One man was arrested following this seizure.

2019/2/1 News Shopper

Chino Parkinson, aged 22, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of aggravated burglary. In August last year, three men entered a house in Tottenham, North London and demanded cash after forcing the seven occupants, including two young children, into the living room. While one of the assailants pointed a handgun at two of the captive adults, the other burglars searched upstairs. All three perpetrators fled empty-handed after threatening to return the next day. A fingerprint found at the house led to Parkinson’s arrest.

2019/2/1 Doncaster Free Press

Kevin Paloka has been jailed for fifteen years for affray and firearms offences; Emir Tzourtzi and Hasa Klevi received seven years for the same offences. The three criminals threatened two other men with a gun and a machete during an incident in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in June last year. They were arrested after police stopped their getaway car and officers recovered an imitation firearm, machete and a loaded handgun from the vehicle.

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