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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2020/5/25 Mail Online

A man has died after being shot at a house in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire. A gunman reportedly stormed into the property, occupied by the victim and a woman, before opening fire. Police have opened an investigation.

2020/5/24 WalesOnline

Following a report that a man had made threats to others at an address in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, police officers and a helicopter were deployed to locate the suspect. A man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary, criminal damage, making threats to others, possession of a firearm in a public place, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and violence to secure entry. No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

2020/5/24 YorkshireLive

Peregrine falcon shot dead in Brighthouse, West Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/5/23 Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Journal

Man arrested for possessing an air weapon in a public place in Rhyl, Denbighshire. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/5/23 Yahoo news

A man wearing a medical mask and gloves allegedly threatened a worker at a convenience store in Shoreham, West Sussex with a silver handgun and ordered her to give him money from the till. CCTV images of the suspect were released and two men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery.

2020/5/23 The Guardian

A woman died in hospital shortly after she was shot in the chest from a passing car in Blackburn, Lancashire. Police confirmed she was not the intended target. Four men and one woman have since been charged with the woman’s murder and the attempted murder of their intended victim.

2020/5/23 Telegraph & Argus

Luke Kendall, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, jailed for possession an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, as well as sexual and other offences. Click on media link to read full report.

2020/5/23 Echo

A man armed with a knife and gun reportedly threatened a man and a woman in Liverpool, Merseyside and demanded their car keys. The suspect is also believed to have threatened staff at a nearby shop with a knife. A short time later, armed police officers detained a male suspect found carrying an imitation gun, with a knife recovered nearby. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a knife and attempted robbery.

2020/5/23 NewsChain

A woman was cautioned by police after she reportedly arrived at the airport in Biggin Hill, Kent with a stun gun. The woman, who bought the weapon legally in Germany, sent emails to flight operators asking if she could import it into the UK; however, she was already on a flight to this country when she received a response confirming the device was illegal. The airline warned customs officers and the woman was met by Border Force officers on her arrival.

2020/5/23 GloucestershireLive

Three men and one woman were arrested after armed officers and a police helicopter responded to a report that a firearm had been seen during a disturbance in Cinderford, Gloucestershire. Click on media link to read full report.

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