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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2022/8/15 MyLondon

A man has died after being shot on a street in Walthamstow, East London. The victim was rushed to hospital by family members but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Police are treating the incident as a “targeted attack”.

2022/8/13 The News

Kiran Porter, aged 25, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of a Class A drug. When his car was stopped by police in Southampton, Hampshire in July last year, Porter grabbed a bag from the vehicle and ran off. He was detained nearby and the bag was found to contain a pistol with a silencer, a box of 50 9mm bullets and a quantity of cocaine worth around £24,000.

2022/8/12 stv News

A man has been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder following a series of attacks on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The man allegedly stabbed his wife before fatally shooting his brother-in-law with his legally-held shotgun. He also shot and injured another man and a woman. Police officers arrested the shooter after Tasering him.

2022/8/12 The Bolton News

Armed police officers were deployed after a man allegedly fired a shot at the window of a house in Heywood, Greater Manchester. A firearm was recovered and the suspect was arrested for criminal damage and air weapon offences.

2022/8/12 EssexLive

In a series of drug raids in Wickford, Essex, police officers arrested five people and recovered Class A drugs and several firearms. Click on media link to read full report. 

2022/8/12 Birkenhead News

After brandishing a gun at the occupants of a car in Liverpool, Merseyside, a man pointed the firearm at patrol officers who spotted him shortly afterwards. Following enquiries, police officers arrested two men on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

2022/8/11 ChronicleLive

John Bostock, aged 43, has been jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to possession of an offensive weapon with intent. In June this year, after brandishing a high-powered air rifle in front of his partner’s son at their home in Trimdon, Co. Durham, Bostock scared members of the public by walking through the village while carrying the weapon. When a man asked him to put the firearm down, Bostock pointed it at him and threatened to shoot him. The court heard that Bostock had been “intoxicated” at the time of the offence.

2022/8/11 Echo

Police appealed for information following reports that shots had been fired towards a house in Moreton, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report. 

2022/8/11 Southern Daily Echo

Mariusz Pietrzak has been jailed for fourteen months after admitting possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place. Following a disagreement with staff at a pizza takeaway in Southampton, Hampshire, Pietrzak banged on the window of the shop with metal poles and brandished an airgun. Police officers arrested him at the scene shortly afterwards and recovered the firearm.

2022/8/10 Wiltshire999S

Police are investigating after a car was reportedly shot at as it approached a traffic light on a road in Swindon, Wiltshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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