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List of all shark attacks in england

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 23 shark attacks in ENGLAND. Out of those, 5 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 21.74%. 12 attacks came out of the blue while 11 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Off Land's End 12-05-2018 08h15Invalid incidentFishingInjured by teeth of a dead porbeagle shark he was tossing overboard.NO 21yo Max Berryman
Lundy Island 29-08-2008 Blue sharkFishingWrist bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 52yo Stephen Perkins
Folkestone 16-05-2007 AfternoonLesser spotted dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula, less than 80 cm in lengthFishingBitten on the nose by a hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 38yo Phil Tanner
The Fountain Pub in Tenbury Wells 13-02-2000 Miami, a 60 cm blacktip shark and two 60 cm bamboo catsharksFeeding prawns to captive sharksFingers bitten PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Paul Smith, a chef
Isle of Wight 14-06-1981 13', 400-lb thresher sharkFishingMinor injuries from shark that leapt aboard their boatNO 2 fishermen
Teignmouth 08-01-1970 8' blue sharkAttempted to return injured shark to the seaLeg bittenNO a fisherman
Off Shanklin 08h00FishingNo injury but shark lifted boat out of the waterNO Mr. S. Page
Blue or porbeagle sharkLeg abradedNO male
Weymouth Blue shark, 4'FishingLeg bitten by shark he was attempting to capture PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Roberts
Weymouth 12' sharkFishing for mackerelArms broken by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 2 fishermen
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