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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2019/10/5 CoventryLive

Man arrested after shotgun fired in Coventry, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

2019/10/5 Manchester Evening News

Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a domestic incident at a property in Salford, Greater Manchester. A man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and possession of a firearm with intent to kill. No injuries have been reported.

2019/10/5 BBC News

Police fired baton round at man suspected of burglary and possession of firearm in Slough, Berkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

2019/10/5 Milngavie & Bearsden Herald

Two masked men allegedly threatened a staff member at a shop in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire with what looked like a handgun before stealing a quantity of cash. No one was injured but the worker and a customer were said to be “extremely shaken”. Police have issued a description of the suspects and appealed for information.

2019/10/5 Chad

Three men and a boy arrested after BB gun found in car in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.

2019/10/4 The Swindonian

Jack Parfitt, aged 18, was handed a two-year rehabilitation order, having already served eight months on remand, after he pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and unlawful wounding. In January this year, Parfitt and another teenager, Aaron Toward-Parker, arranged to meet two other males in a park in Swindon, Wiltshire to discuss an ongoing dispute over a girl. Parfitt shot his rival in the face twice with an air gas gun and Toward-Parker stabbed the gun victim’s friend in the lower back with a zombie knife; the stabbed victim required surgery to remove the knife from his torso. Toward-Parker was jailed for eleven years, eight months after he admitted grievous bodily harm with intent.

2019/10/4 ChronicleLive

Four gas-powered pellet pistols, a gas-powered pellet rifle and other dangerous weapons surrendered to police in South Shields, Tyne & Wear.  Click on media link to read full report.

2019/10/4 Sun

It has emerged that, in December last year, Adam Yaroo, aged 32, was jailed for six years and four months for robbery, with a concurrent four-year sentence for possession of an imitation firearm. Driving a moped, Yaroo pulled up alongside a car in Croydon, South London and pointed an imitation gun at the occupant, threatening to shoot him if he didn’t hand over his watch. Hours after making his escape, Yaroo attempted to sell the watch, worth £135,000. Police subsequently raided Yaroo’s home and discovered the hoodie, crash helmet and firearm used in the robbery, as well as £2,000 in cash and two stolen mopeds. Yaroo was sentenced this month to a further six years, eight months for five burglaries and one aggravated burglary that took place between 2017 and 2018.

2019/10/4 DevonLive

It is believed that a shot, supposedly from an airgun, was fired at the lounge window of a house in Torquay, Devon. An elderly woman, inside the room at the time, was “scared to death” when she heard a crash but didn’t realise what had happened until her son saw a hole in the outside pane of the double-glazed window the following morning. He believes the impact was caused by a .22 air rifle. Police have appealed for information.

2019/10/4 NorthWalesLive

Eight criminals have been jailed for a total of over 66 years for their involvement in a cannabis supply network in Liverpool, Merseyside that has been linked to firearm attacks. The court heard that James Lunt, ringleader of the network, had access to a Beretta handgun, an Uzi submachine gun and a sawn-off shotgun, two of which firearms had been used in at least 22 shootings in the UK, leading to five people being injured; however, it was accepted that Lunt had not carried out the shootings himself. Police found the loaded Beretta gun behind bathroom pipes in the home of Adam Bigley after surveillance teams observed him meeting Lunt. Further investigations led police to find the Uzi machine gun at a home in Toxteth and the shotgun was discovered buried near a tree in parkland. Lunt was jailed for 21 years for conspiracies to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, to possess prohibited firearms for transfer, to possess ammunition without a certificate and to supply cocaine and cannabis. Of the gang members sentenced on the same day, five were jailed for drug offences while Catherine McGuinness and Thomas Porterfield received twelve years and thirteen years respectively for conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, to possess prohibited firearms for transfer and to possess ammunition without a certificate; Michael Connerty received fourteen years for the same offences as well as conspiracy to supply Class B controlled drugs. Adam Bigley was previously sentenced to six years and nine months for possession of a firearm.

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