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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2019/11/9 Eastern Daily Press

Jacquese Kiwele, aged 24, has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years, with an additional four years on licence, after admitting two assaults occasioning actual bodily harm, four robberies and possession of an imitation firearm with intent. In February this year, while armed with an imitation gun, Kiwele held up four men in an alleyway in Norwich, Norfolk and attacked two others. One of his victims recognized Kiwele from school and, after his assailant was arrested, said: "It was absolutely terrifying. I knew it was not a toy, plastic gun. I could feel it cold on my cheek."  

2019/11/9 Dorset Echo

Daniel Hannam, aged 33, has been handed a 24-year prison sentence after being found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and admitting attempted kidnap, making use of a firearm with intent to resist arrest, possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a firearm when prohibited, robbery, and attempted burglary. In January this year, Hannam bought a sawn-off shotgun and used it to threaten two workers at a shop. Five days later, he fired the shotgun twice at the door of another shop and later attempted to kidnap a motorist, firing the gun again as the driver fled. Later the same evening, Hannam discharged the shotgun from a window at his girlfriend’s house in Castle Cary, Somerset after armed police officers surrounded the property; some of the pellets landed on an armed response vehicle parked outside but no one was injured. Hannam gave himself up after a  two-hour stand-off.            

2019/11/9 UKNIP 247

Armed police arrested man seen with imitation firearm in Sheerness, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.

2019/11/9 West Yorkshire Police

After two men were shot in Liversedge, West Yorkshire, their assailants fled the scene in a small dark car. The victims were treated in hospital for serious injuries. Of the three men subsequently arrested in connection with the shooting, two were released under investigation, while the third was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

2019/11/9 Echo

Police officers raiding properties in Liverpool, Merseyside recovered £30,000 in cash, cocaine, cannabis, two pistols and a bag of bullets. Four men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and the firearms have been sent for forensic examination. Following the seizures, a police spokesperson said, "Every single time firearms and drugs are seized, the opportunities for criminals to cause harm in our communities is reduced.”

2019/11/9 LincolnshireLive

Daniel Richardson has been jailed for seven years after admitting to possession of a CS gas canister and a stun gun, as well as drugs offences and other charges. After developing money problems, Richardson began drug dealing from a container unit and a caravan in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire. In February this year, police officers raided these properties and Richardson’s home and recovered £86,000 worth of cocaine and £12,5000 in cash. From the caravan officers seized swords, knives, a stun gun and other weapons. The court heard that Richardson began using drugs when his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, later moving on to dealing to repay debts.

2019/11/9 Daily Star

Rihal Noor has been handed a twelve-month community order with 240 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation activity days after admitting to wasting police time and three counts of possession of a weapon designed for the discharge of a noxious gas or electrical incapacitation. After Noor staged a fake robbery at his home in Swindon, Wiltshire, police officers searched his property and recovered a stun gun and pepper spray from a cupboard. The court heard that Noor had hit upon the idea of the fake crime in the hope it would buy him more time to pay overdue rent. Noor claimed to have bought the pepper spray and stun gun from a petrol station in Germany, unaware they were illegal in the UK. He must also pay £1,000 compensation to Wiltshire Police.

2019/11/8 Eastern Daily Press

The coroner at the inquest into the death of a man in Crimplesham, Norfolk in June this year has said that he took his own life after becoming sleep-deprived against a background of anxiety and depression; his death was caused by a shotgun injury. The man, who had become exhausted and fretful after working long hours, had been signed off work and prescribed anti-depressants in the weeks before he died; however, he had not expressed suicidal thoughts during the last conversation with his GP. The coroner said she had not reached a conclusion of suicide because she was not satisfied that the victim had the capacity to understand the consequences of his actions.          

2019/11/8 CPS

Richard Hamper, aged 32, has been jailed for five years after admitting possession of a prohibited weapon, namely a converted revolver with a barrel less than 30 centimetres in length, and possession of cannabis. When National Crime Agency officers stopped Hamper on his way to work in Coventry, West Midlands in June this year, they found him in possession of a gun loaded with six live blank cartridges. The weapon was later found to be a blank-firing revolver, converted to  fire live ammunition. Cannabis, air weapons and a box of blank ammunition were seized during subsequent searches of Hamper’s home and another address.

2019/11/8 KentOnline

Bus reportedly damaged by youths with air weapon in West Kingsdown, Kent. Click on media link to read full report.

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