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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2023/5/19 Manchester Evening News

Police appealed for information after a teenage boy was shot in Hulme, Manchester. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The shooting is believed to be linked to an earlier incident nearby, during which a man was stabbed.

2023/5/19 Keighley News

In Keighley, West Yorkshire, two males were treated in hospital for injuries thought to have been caused by an air weapon or BB gun. Click on media link to read full report.

2023/5/19 UKNIP 247

After armed police officers responded to reports of a man with a gun in Bromley, South London, two males were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

2023/5/18 Glasgow Times

Police officers arrested a teenage male after he was reportedly seen with a gun in the A&E department at a hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. Click on media link to read full report.

2023/5/18 Mirror

Police officers Tasered an 11-year-old boy at a caravan park in Ayr, Scotland after he failed to drop a butter knife as instructed. The boy’s mother had called police in to help after he ran away, upset that a fast-food restaurant at the site was closed. The mother said her son, who has learning difficulties, had been left traumatised by the incident and is unable to attend school full time. A Police Scotland spokesperson said that the incident has been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

2023/5/18 Beyond Radio

Police officers Tasered and arrested a man reportedly carrying a knife in Morecambe, Lancashire. Click on media link to read full report.

2023/5/18 Greater Manchester Police

Jamie Upton, aged 25, has been jailed for eight years and three months after pleading guilty to possession of a Class A drug with the intent to supply, three counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and arranging or facilitating the movement of a person with a view to exploitation. In March 2021, police officers searched Upton’s home in Newton Heath, Manchester and retrieved drugs worth approximately £10,000, nineteen mobile phones, a rifle and Glock magazines containing ammunition. The seizure came after an investigation into a county lines network run by Upton with the assistance of his co-defendants, Kade Joyson and Georgia Burns. The trio exploited three vulnerable boys who were threatened with violence and made to live in squalid conditions while being forced to sell drugs. For their involvement, Joyson received a sentence of seven years and three months, while Burns was jailed for two years.

2023/5/18 The Star

Police appealed for information after shots were fired on a residential street in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The suspects are thought to have fled the scene in a car that was later found burnt out nearby. There were no reports of any injuries.

2023/5/18 Evening Standard

No arrests after a high street was closed in response to reports of a shooting in Kingsbury, North London. Click on media link to read full report.

2023/5/18 St Helens Star

Michael Williams, aged 34, has had three years added to an existing sentence: fifteen months for possessing an imitation firearm, eighteen months for assault and three months for witness intimidation. In November 2020, Williams brandished an Airsoft rifle following an altercation at a hotel in St Helens, Merseyside. In May the following year, Williams struck a woman on the forehead after she intervened in a fight between him and a friend, later threatening the same woman when she became a witness in a court case brought against his brother.

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