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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2022/8/10 Northamptonshire Telegraph

After he showed what appeared to be a handgun to a group of people at a pub in Corby, Northamptonshire, 41-year-old Michael Ferguson pleaded guilty to possession of an air weapon and a knife, and has now been handed a suspended 16-week prison term with a requirement to complete rehabilitation activities. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/8/10 The Standard

Shortly after a woman saw her cat being shot outside her home in Chester, Cheshire, the pet died in her arms. It is thought the cat was fatally injured with an air pistol. The RSPCA has appealed for information.

2022/8/10 Express & Star

Police officers arrested a man on suspicion of possessing a firearm, possession of drugs with intent to supply and having criminal property after retrieving a pistol, bullets and Class A drugs from a property in Walsall, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/8/10 Manchester Evening News

Two men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of the possession of firearms after police officers raided an address in in Oldham, Greater Manchester and recovered firearm parts and powder thought to be used in the manufacture and reactivation of guns and ammunition. Click on media link to read full report.

2022/8/9 islandecho

Members of the public, including two young girls and an elderly woman, were injured when a BB gun was fired from a moving car in Ryde, Isle of Wight. An unmarked armed response vehicle stopped the suspects’ car and three men and a teenage girl were arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place, possession of a Class B drug, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

2022/8/9 Evening Standard

Umar Pervez, 23, and Kyal Truong-Clarke, 25, have each been jailed for eight years after being found guilty of conspiracy to transfer a firearm, conspiracy to possess a prohibited firearm and conspiracy to possess ammunition. In August last year, police officers saw Pervez with a holdall on Mitcham Common, London. When he was stopped later, he was no longer carrying the bag. A police sniffer dog found the holdall, which contained an assault rifle, magazine and ammunition. Subsequent enquiries revealed that Truong-Clarke had previously been in contact with Pervez to find out how much he could sell the firearm for.

2022/8/9 Telegraph & Argus

28-year-old Jordan Mathers has been jailed for two years and two months following the recovery of cocaine and a Taser from his home in Bradford, West Yorkshire in August 2020. Click on media link to read full report. 

2022/8/9 BBC News

Three men have been jailed for their involvement in a shooting in August last year. Shaun McDermott, his cousin, Richard Bathie, and his cousin’s son, Joshua Bathie, armed themselves with a shotgun and other weapons before driving to a caravan park in Tingley, West Yorkshire to carry out a revenge attack on two men. Their targets had previously hit McDermott on the head with a bottle, while one of them had been involved in a fight with all three defendants. During a scuffle, McDermott shot one of the men in his arm and the other in his hand, thigh and groin. Both men suffered serious injuries, with the second man having three fingers partially amputated. Following the attack, the offenders hid the shotgun among hay bales at their farm but police discovered the weapon four days later. McDermott , 35, has been jailed for 34 years for attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, while Richard Bathie, 53, and Joshua Bathie, 18, were jailed for 21 years and 15 years, respectively, after being found guilty of wounding with intent and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

2022/8/8 DorsetLive

Following a collision between two cars in Bournemouth, Dorset, after which a firearm was reportedly discharged, police officers stopped a vehicle and recovered an air weapon and drugs. Two men were arrested at the scene.

2022/8/8 Doncaster Free Press

Steven Waters, aged 39, has been jailed for 40 months after being charged with attempted robbery, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence and the production of cannabis. In May this year, Waters entered a shop in Wath Upon Dearne, South Yorkshire and pointed a firearm at a staff member while demanding cash. He then fled by car, abandoning the vehicle when it broke down shortly afterwards. Police officers arrested Waters after tracing the car to his address.

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