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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2017/7/16 Maldon Standard

A 27-year-old man from Ashingdon, Essex, has appeared in court charged with possession of a replica gun, a knife, a bottle of ammonia and class A drugs. The firearm charge related to possession of a Glock replica firearm with intent to cause another fear of violence.

2017/7/16 London loves Business

Two moped riders fatally stabbed a 31-year-old man in Greenwich, Greater London. The victim reportedly thought his assailants were joking at first when they allegedly pulled a gun and demanded his phone before stabbing him and fleeing. A witness reported hearing “up to ten gun shots.” The victim died at the scene and a post-mortem examination confirmed a stab wound as the cause of death.

2017/7/16 Ipswich Star

A 22-year-old man has been charged with possession of cannabis and an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after gunshots were heard in the early hours of the morning in Ipswich, Suffolk. Several shell cases, believed to be from blanks, were recovered at the scene.

2017/7/15 Mail Online

An armed robber, who pretended to be a delivery driver in East Barnet, North London, allegedly pushed a woman back into her house when she opened the door and pistol-whipped her. The woman, in her 60s, was then tied up before her assailant escaped with jewellery valued at over £100,000.

2017/7/15 itv News

Two men, both aged 25, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 33-year-old man was shot in Birmingham, West Midlands. One of the suspects has been charged with wounding and possession of a firearm; the other has been charged with the same offences plus two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

2017/7/15 Express & Star

Ryan Campbell, 24, was jailed for sixteen months after he admitted using a firearm with intent, harassment and possession of a bladed article. The court heard that Ryan threatened his former partner with a stun gun and knife because he could not accept their relationship was over. He drove up and down outside her home in Dudley, West Midlands and sent abusive messages, including a threat to kill. Then, after following her, he punched her and threatened to Taser her. The Taser was found during a search of his home.

2017/7/15 Express & Star

Nya Graham-Shea, 19, has been jailed for four years and four months after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing drugs with intent to supply and one charge of possessing an imitation firearm. He dropped the imitation gun as he and two other gang members fled a chip shop in Wolverhampton, West Midlands that had been shot at with a shotgun. A 9-year-old boy was on the premises at the time. The incident was part of an ongoing feud between two street gangs and the offender who fired the shotgun has not yet been apprehended.

2017/7/14 Surrey Mirror

A man was allegedly attacked by two armed burglars when they broke into his parents’ house in Redhill, Surrey. He fought off one of the assailants, who hit him with a gun, before running upstairs to intervene as the second intruder was attacking his mother. During a struggle, his mother managed to wrest a gun from her attacker’s hand. The man’s father was also assaulted before the raiders fled with a safe.  Police and paramedics attended the scene.

2017/7/14 Croydon Advertiser

A police helicopter helped officers in their search for a suspected armed male following a report of a man with a gun in Croydon, South London. No one matching the description given was found, neither were any weapons recovered.

2017/7/14 The Star

Police searched an address in Sheffield, South Yorkshire following a report that a gun had been seen. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, but no weapons were found.

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