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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2024/3/31 Merseyside Police

A property occupied by three adults was shot at in Kirkby, Merseyside, damaging internal walls. There were no reports of any injuries.

2024/3/31 Lancashire Post

A teenage male allegedly brandished a firearm and fired blanks in the town centre of Morecambe, Lancashire. Police issued a description of the offender but no arrests have yet been reported

2024/3/30 Mirror

Paul Sutton, aged 40, has been jailed for twelve-and-a-half years after admitting to planning to supply cocaine, planning to supply cannabis, having cocaine with the intention of supplying it, having criminal property and planning to obtain a firearm. After the criminal communication network, EncroChat, was decrypted, messages revealed that Sutton had arranged drug supplies and tried to buy firearms that could be used with a silencer and that could “spray”. He went on to try to get an Uzi and a Tec-9, both fast-firing semi-automatic pistols, but these guns were “out of stock”. Messages also revealed that Sutton discussed using cars with secret compartments to move drugs and guns. Sutton was arrested at his home in Liverpool, Merseyside, from where National Crime Agency officers seized cocaine worth nearly £21,000 and over £6000 in cash.

2024/3/30 South Wales Guardian

Following an incident in Maesybont, Carmarthenshire involving a man reportedly armed with a shotgun, the suspect was charged with possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence. A second man faces the first charge only in relation to the same weapon.

2024/3/30 BBC News

After reports of a group of people seen with a gun in Whitehaven, Cumbria, police officers arrested five men on suspicion of possession of a firearm. One man was further arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Armed police officers supported the search of properties during the investigation.

2024/3/29 BBC News

Nathan Scott, 32, and Tommy Lupton, 20, have been jailed for sixteen-and-a-half years and eight years, three months, respectively, after admitting firearms offences and section 18 wounding. In July 2023, Scott shot two men at close range with a double-barrelled shotgun in Bradford, West Yorkshire. One man was released from hospital after having shrapnel removed from his shoulder, while the other victim, hit in the back, remains in hospital after suffering a serious injury. The court heard that Scott carried out the attack as an “act of revenge” for his family being disrespected, telling one of his victims that, if it happened again, he would “blow his head off and put him in a box”. Scott recruited Lupton to scout the area on his motorbike before the shootings.

2024/3/29 Raptor Persecution

A raven is being treated at a wildlife hospital in Batherton, Cheshire after being shot with a shotgun. An X-ray revealed that at least five pellets were lodged in its body.

2024/3/29 BirminghamLive

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a gun was fired in Redditch, Worcestershire. The arrest came after police officers discovered a vehicle damaged by a suspected bullet. No injuries have been reported.

2024/3/29 Manchester Evening News

Following a report of a man with a gun in Middleton, Greater Manchester, a police dog found the suspect carrying a replica weapon. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm.

2024/3/29 BBC News

After the bodies of around 50 hares, a barn owl and a kestrel were dumped outside a community shop in Broughton, Hampshire, a man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, night poaching, an offence under the Public Order Act, killing of a Schedule 1 bird, an offence under the Animal Welfare Act, killing of brown hare in the closed season and an offence under the Firearms Act. Police confirmed that the owl and kestrel, both protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, had been shot. The incident was described as “devastating” for the shop workers.

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