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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2021/1/10 Dorset Echo

Police seized an air rifle, a car and a dead rabbit from suspected poachers in Ringstead, Dorset. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/1/10 Metro

Police officers responded following reports of a disturbance at a residential address in Ilford, East London. Two seriously injured men were found at the scene, both of whom were pronounced dead shortly afterwards. A woman, who had suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was subsequently arrested at the property. A police spokesperson confirmed a Taser had been used during her detention.

2021/1/10 South Wales Argus

Kyle Jones, aged 34 and from Caldicot, Monmouthshire, handed a suspended sentence of sixteen weeks after pleading guilty to possession of a Taser. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/1/10 UKNIP 247

Dannie Robinson, aged 38, has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and to affray. In January last year, police received a report that the occupants of a car, stopped in stationary traffic, had got out of their vehicle and attacked another car with hammers and bats. Police later stopped the suspects’ car in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and arrested Robinson and two others in connection with the attack. During their arrests, a member of the public found a loaded handgun nearby. The suspects were then further arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. Forensic examination of the weapon revealed Robinson’s DNA.

2021/1/9 Lichfield Live

A man allegedly used a “Taser-type device” on one of two women he forced to open a safe at a bakery in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The victims were left unharmed but “understandably distressed”. Police subsequently arrested a man in nearby Swadlincote on suspicion of robbery, possession of Class A drugs and theft of a motor vehicle. Detectives are looking for a second man in connection with the incident.

2021/1/9 Daily Echo

Neil Glover has been jailed for eighteen years after being found guilty of two counts of rape, assault by penetration and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit rape. Glover committed the first offence in February last year, when he visited a woman’s home in Christchurch, Dorset to have a massage. During a second visit to the same address, Glover raped the woman and pointed an imitation firearm at her head. Despite a clearly-implied threat from Glover, the victim reported the attacks to police.

2021/1/9 Echo

Shots fired at the window of a house in Liverpool, Merseyside. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/1/8 East Anglian Daily Times

A man, who was a registered firearms keeper, was found in dead at his home Aldham, Essex last month. A post-mortem revealed that he had been strangled. Detectives believe a Browning shotgun and a self-loading Ruger rifle were stolen from the deceased’s home and may since have been sold on in Colchester or Hastings. A man and teenage boy have since been charged with the man’s murder.

2021/1/8 Salisbury Journal

Thomas Wickham, aged 24, was ordered to pay £240 compensation after he pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging a window and possessing an air rifle in Amesbury, Wiltshire in May last year.

2021/1/8 HullLive

Police officers arrested a man after recovering cannabis, samurai swords, hunting knives, a cross bow and an air rifle from a property in Burstwick, East Yorkshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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