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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2021/11/28 Littlehampton Gazette

A man allegedly threatened another man with a gun in Littlehampton, West Sussex after arranging to meet him to buy a phone. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/11/28 Manchester Evening News

After a man reportedly stole cash and cigarettes while threatening staff at a shop in Heywood, Greater Manchester with a firearm, police officers recovered an imitation gun and arrested a teenage male on suspicion of robbery. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/11/28 Edinburgh Evening News

Police safely disposed of a WW2 semi-automatic M1 Garand rifle, pulled up from a canal in Edinburgh, Lothian by a magnet fisher. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/11/27 CoventryLive

After Dion Roberts and Keston Joseph were found guilty of conspiring to acquire and sell prohibited weapons and ammunition, and Deshan Caines pleaded guilty to the same charges, they were jailed for twelve years, fourteen years and nine years, respectively. In January 2020, a parcel from Florida, labelled as containing car parts, was intercepted at a UK parcel hub. The package contained two semi-automatic pistols and hollow-point bullets concealed in an electronic safe. Five days after the interception, a man called the parcel office asking why it hadn’t been delivered. Shortly after tracing the call, National Crime Agency (NCA) officers arrested Roberts and Joseph in Coventry, West Midlands. Roberts’ phone data revealed that he had arranged the delivery and had previously carried out the successful importation of another semi-automatic pistol. Joseph’s phone contained a photo of him holding the first gun after he and Roberts collected it, while messages showed they had been “actively seeking buyers”. Caines helped hide the first gun, his DNA being recovered from the weapon after NCA officers retrieved it from a bush near Roberts' home.

2021/11/27 MailOnline

Three men have been jailed for their involvement in a gang battle that resulted in the fatal shooting of a man in Birmingham, West Midlands: Teeko Le, aged 17, received a minimum sentence of twenty years after being found guilty of murder, attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon; Donovan-Harris, aged 23, was jailed for eighteen years after being found guilty of manslaughter; and Lawrence Morgan, aged 25, received five years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm. In August last year, Morgan fired a gun towards rival gang members, Le and Donovan-Harris. When Le fired a gun back at him and a second man, Morgan fled by bike. Finding the second man sitting in a car, Le and Donovan-Harris punched him, before Le shot him several times. Morgan, still nearby, opened fire again before getting into the injured man’s car and driving him away. He subsequently left the man on a nearby street where members of the public called for help. The man died later in hospital. Phone and CCTV evidence placed each defendant at the scene and they were arrested shortly afterwards.

2021/11/27 Yorkshire Evening Post

Darren Bray, aged 49, has been jailed for 21 months after admitting possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. In March this year, Bray brandished a replica handgun at his GP surgery in Leeds, West Yorkshire, pointing it at his doctor while telling her to call the police. When armed police officers stopped Bray nearby, he pointed the weapon at them before he was Tasered and arrested. The court heard that Bray had been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the offence and, on sentencing, the judge voiced his concern that Bray had not been transferred to a psychiatric hospital whilst on remand.

2021/11/26 Daily Echo

Police officers executing a warrant under section 46 of the Firearms Act at an address in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, arrested four men and two women on suspicion of possessing a shotgun without a certificate. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/11/26 NottinghamshireLive

Delanie Crampton, aged 27 and of no fixed address, has been jailed for twenty years after being found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, with a concurrent term of twelve years for conspiracy to rob. A three-year extended licence period was added to each sentence. Fellow defendant, 19-year-old Fabian Wilson, received a twelve-year sentence for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, with a concurrent seven-and-a-half years for conspiracy to rob. In June last year, Crampton shot two men in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. Whilst sitting in the back of a car, he fired at the driver and passenger in the front seats, hitting them in the legs. The court heard that Crampton and Wilson had planned to rob their victims of cannabis, with the gun to be employed if necessary; however, on sentencing, the judge described its use as “gratuitous” and “pointless”. Meshach Jackson and Cavan Barratt, who helped the assailants remove the gun after the shooting, were found guilty of possessing a prohibited weapon. Jackson, also convicted of drugs’ offences, received a prison term of six years and nine months, while Barratt was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in youth custody.

2021/11/26 CoventryLive

Following reports of a man with a firearm in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, armed police officers seized an air rifle and arrested two teenage boys on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent. Click on media link to read full report.

2021/11/25 BirminghamLive

Weapons including a gas gun, a Taser and knives were found in a surrender bin at a mosque in Birmingham, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

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