Cambridgeshire firearms amnesty: 204 items handed in

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
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A firearms amnesty from Cambridgeshire police saw 204 items surrendered in 11 days.

The amnesty, from 10-21 November, was part of a national operation to help people dispose of guns safely.

Of the 204 items collected, 60 related to ammunition. The firearms surrendered varied greatly, from air weapons and imitation muskets, to pistols, rifles and shotguns.

Superintendent Tony Ixer said: “There is very little gun crime in Cambridgeshire, but as part of a coordinated national campaign to stop guns falling into the wrong hands we joined forces across the country to help people dispose of guns safely.

“All items will be subject to safe destruction to ensure they remain off the streets. However, any firearms suspected of being involved in crime would obviously be subjected to investigation.”

The amnesty was only on possession of these weapons during this period and not an amnesty against all firearms’ offences.

Now that the amnesty has finished, anyone wishing to surrender such items should contact Cambridgeshire police on 101 for advice.