Still amnesty over weapons

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Po­lice Scot­land say res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang can still hand in air­guns even af­ter their amnesty on the weapons came to an end.

But any­one who does not want to reg­is­ter their weapon will need to travel out of town to give them up.

The Air Weapons and Li­cens­ing (Scot­land) Act 2015 comes fully into ef­fect on De­cem­ber 31.

The new law will re­quire any per­son who pos­sesses, pur­chases, uses or ac­quires an air weapon to have a cer­tifi­cate to hold them legally.

Thou­sands of weapons were handed in dur­ing the amnesty, which fin­ished last week.

Lo­cal po­lice di­vi­sions have des­ig­nated Po­lice Of­fices where spe­cially trained of­fi­cers will be on hand to ac­cept and make safe sur­ren­dered air weapons.

In the La­nark­shire di­vi­sion, the near­est po­lice sta­tion to hand in weapons is Hamil­ton Po­lice Of­fice on Camp­bell Street.

The near­est sta­tion to Ruther­glen in Glas­gow tak­ing part is Lon­don Road Po­lice Of­fice at 851 Lon­don Road.

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