Firearms Surrender sees 19 guns given up
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”