Firearms Sur­ren­der sees 19 guns given up

Sunderland Echo - - News -

The first day of a Firearms Sur­ren­der by Northum­bria Po­lice saw the force re­ceive 19 guns of var­i­ous types and de­scrip­tions, as well as a quan­tity of ammunition.

Chief In­spec­tor Dave Gould said: “I am re­ally en­cour­aged by the re­sponse from the pub­lic, who have taken this op­por­tu­nity where they can safely and anony­mously hand in firearms and ammunition.

“This sur­ren­der runs un­til Novem­ber 26 and I urge per­sons who pos­sess weapons they wish to dis­pose of to do the right thing and sur­ren­der dur­ing this pe­riod.

“Those hand­ing over firearms will not face pros­e­cu­tion for the il­le­gal pos­ses­sion, at the point of sur­ren­der and don’t have to give their name or ad­dress.

“The more firearms and ammunition we re­move from com­mu­ni­ties re­duces the risk of them get­ting into the wrong hands and the pos­si­bil­ity of them be­ing used in crime”

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