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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2020/2/9 StokeonTrentLive

Jason Price, of  Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, sentenced for shooting and stealing pheasants. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/2/9 Crawley News

Man arrested for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and common assault after a shot was allegedly fired at a residential address in East Grinstead, West Sussex. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/2/8 Express & Star

BB gun recovered after two teenagers allegedly stabbed a man in West Bromwich, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/2/8 ChronicleLive

David Churchill was fined £80 after pleading guilty to possession of an air weapon in a public place. In October last year, police officers responded to reports from members of the public that an air rifle was being used in woodland at a busy country park in Hetton-le-Hole, Co.Durham. Churchill was found holding the firearm, but he put it down when requested by officers and cooperated fully with them. There was no evidence of damages or injuries being caused.  

2020/2/8 KentOnline

Three buses damaged by suspected air rifle in Walderslade, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/2/8 The Sun

Two police officers, who intervened in a drug deal between a moped driver and other motorists in Bermondsey, South East London, were injured as a car collided with them as it raced off. The moped was traced to a nearby address, where officers retrieved what they believe to be an air-powered pistol.  A man has since been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

2020/2/7 East Anglian Daily Times

Stun gun, drugs and cash seized as fourteen people arrested in County Lines raids across London and Essex. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/2/7 Mail Online

Police officers Tasered a man who resisted arrest in Stroud Green, North London. The man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of Class A drugs and theft from a motor vehicle. A video of the incident, posted online, appears to show officers kneeing the man in the back and punching him in the head; one witness described the force as “unnecessary”, the man being already disorientated from the Taser. The incident has been referred to the BCU professional standards unit.

2020/2/7 Sunderland Echo

Cat put to sleep after being shot in the spine with an airgun in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/2/7 Northamptonshire Telegraph

Two men arrested after police seized two replica firearms, two viable Taser devices and Class A drugs at a property in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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