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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2022/9/25 ChronicleLive

Ruhel Miah, aged 21, has been jailed for fifteen months after pleading guilty to affray and breaching a previous suspended sentence. In April this year, Miah fired a blank starter pistol towards a group of children playing near the bottom of his garden in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. Armed police officers responded and recovered the weapon, as well as a BB gun that had been hidden in the lining of a sofa. In a victim impact statement, one of the children said, “A man shot a gun at me and my friends. When he shot the gun I was scared, it was the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. I was scared to play out in case he came back and found me. I'm worried he will come back and hurt me. I think about being shot at all the time, it's so clear in my head. I hope I never have to see the man again because of what he did to me and my friends. It was scary and horrible.”

2022/9/25 Warrington Worldwide

Police are investigating after youths allegedly shot at two men with a BB gun in Warrington, Cheshire. One man was hit on the head, the other on the back. Neither man was injured.

2022/9/25 Metro

Firearms officers were deployed following reports that a man allegedly threatened a cash-in-transit security worker with a pistol outside a supermarket in Manchester. The man reportedly stole £28,500 in cash before fleeing. No arrests have yet been made.

2022/9/25 islandecho

Sunny Evelight, aged 25, has been handed an 18-month community order with 20 rehabilitation days after pleading guilty to firing an air weapon beyond premises and injuring a non-schedule 1 wild bird. In June this year, Evelight shot a black-headed gull with a meteor air rifle in the back garden of his home in Shalfleet, Isle of Wight. Some children found the bird nearby and it was taken to a vet’s. The gull had suffered serious wing damage and was put to sleep.

2022/9/25 HullLive

Police officers retrieved a firearm after it was found in a pond by a member of the public in Hull, East Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/9/25 Telegraph & Argus

It has emerged that a teenage male was apprehended in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in August this year in possession of a handgun with the intent to cause a woman to believe that unlawful violence would be used against her or another. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/9/23 Manchester Evening News

No injuries reported after shots were fired at a house in Harpurhey, Manchester. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/9/23 ChronicleLive

Four men and a woman were arrested after a firearm was discharged at a property in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/9/23 Luton Today

Police officers executing a warrant at a property in Luton, Bedfordshire recovered an imitation firearm, a large knife and quantities of suspected cannabis and cocaine. Two men and two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

2022/9/23 CambridgeshireLive

Following reports of violence, police officers seized a knife, an axe and a Taser from a property in Buckden, Cambridgeshire. A man was arrested in connection with the incident.

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