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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2019/5/29 Mail Online

Glenn Brigham has been jailed for six years after admitting six counts of possessing a prohibited firearm and two of producing cannabis. When Brigham’s home in Islington, North London was searched, police officers discovered a workshop equipped with drills and lathes, and a laboratory where he cultivated a cannabis derivative called 'shatter'. A cache of weapons, recovered from the property, included a BBM MINIGAP pistol (kept down the side of Brigham’s wheelchair), a deactivated AK47, pistols and revolvers. Bullets and 5.2kg of cannabis were also seized.

2019/5/29 Halifax Courier

Firearms officers were deployed following a report of a man with a gun in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. Officers discovered a rifle in a nearby car and, with the help of a helicopter search, five men were subsequently arrested for possession of a firearm. One of the suspects was also arrested for possession of Class A drugs.

2019/5/29 stv News

A cat has died after being shot in the stomach at close range in Falkirk, Scotland. The pet underwent emergency surgery for severe abdominal injuries but vets were unable to save her. The owners said that another of their cats had been shot and they believe this attack was deliberately targeted. Three cats have been shot within a two-mile radius in Falkirk in less than a year; the Scottish SPCA believes the incidents are linked.

2019/5/28 ChronicleLive

Thomas Graham was ordered to carry out 70 hours of unpaid work, and pay £170 in costs and charges, after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm while prohibited for life. Police officers caught Graham shooting a .177 air rifle close to a golf course near Ashington, Northumbria, despite a lifelong ban on possessing firearms imposed after a three-year jail sentence for drug offences. The court heard that Graham told police he didn’t think the air rifle was a firearm and it had been bought for his child. Magistrates ordered the rifle to be destroyed.

2019/5/28 Islington Gazette

Firearms officers were deployed following a report of people seen with a gun and other weapons on a street in Islington, London. Officers stopped a vehicle and arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a firearm. No firearm has been retrieved. A second man was later arrested on suspicion of affray and dangerous driving.

2019/5/27 BBC News

The male passenger of a car reportedly aimed a firearm at a man on a street in Glasgow, Scotland. The gun was not fired. Police issued a description of the suspect and appealed for information.

2019/5/26 Manchester Evening News

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2019/5/26 Echo

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2019/5/26 Manchester Evening News

A driver led police on a 90mph car chase through Salford, Greater Manchester, only stopping when he hit a cyclist. Police officers found the car abandoned shortly afterwards but the driver had fled. A fake gun, cash and drugs paraphernalia were found in the car and a woman, believed to be a passenger, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm. The cyclist was unhurt.

2019/5/25 SurreyLive

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