Air gun amnesty extended
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.