Air gun amnesty ex­tended

The Oban Times - - News -

AN AIR weapon amnesty has been ex­tended due to the ‘re­sound­ing suc­cess’ of the ini­tial cam­paign.

The air weapon sur­ren­der pe­riod has come to an end, with a to­tal of 11,569 air weapons handed in to po­lice sta­tions through­out Scot­land.

Within High­land and Is­lands Divi­sion, 1,107 air weapons were sur­ren­dered, which was the sec­ond high­est num­ber from Scot­tish di­vi­sions.

The ma­jor­ity of the weapons have al­ready been sent for de­struc­tion.

Due to the re­sound­ing suc­cess of the ini­tia­tive and in or­der to fur­ther re­duce the amount of air weapons in cir­cu­la­tion, Po­lice Scot­land has ex­tended the amnesty un­til De­cem­ber 31, 2016, and ar­range­ments are in place at all po­lice sta­tions within the divi­sion to al­low for any un­wanted weapons to be handed in for de­struc­tion.

Mem­bers of the public who no longer wish to keep an air weapon are en­cour­aged to take the op­por­tu­nity to hand it in to their near­est sta­tion be­fore the end of the year.

Any­one who lives in a re­mote area and can­not hand in their air weapon should con­tact po­lice on 101 and ask for an of­fi­cer to visit their home col­lect it.

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