Nearly 100 guns handed in to Cambridgeshire police in just two weeks

A selection of pistols including a Luger, Mauser, Browning and a Walther PPK
A selection of pistols including a Luger, Mauser, Browning and a Walther PPK
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Almost 100 guns have been handed in to Cambridgeshire Police as part of a two week national firearms surrender campaign.

The campaign began on 13 November and has seen 96 starting pistons, shotguns, air weapons, replicas, a deactivated anti-tank weapon and rounds of ammunition successfully surrendered to Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Mauser rifle, MP5 Airsoft bb guns x2, PPSH41 machine gun, shotgun.

Mauser rifle, MP5 Airsoft bb guns x2, PPSH41 machine gun, shotgun.

Whilst Cambridgeshire experiences very little gun crime, this campaign was carried out in support of a national campaign to reduce the number of firearms held privately in the UK. In conjunction with other crime prevention campaigns, the amnesty will contribute to making Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties safer places in which to live.

If you have a firearm in your possession that you either do not want or should not have please call 101 to arrange an appointment with one of our specially trained officers. If you have firearms you would like to discuss getting a certificate for, you should email firearms.licensing@cambs.pnn.police.uk or complete an online form.

Detective Sergeant Dan Stoddart said: “The campaign has been very successful and we have managed to take a significant number of firearms out of public circulation. Whilst gun crime is very low in Cambridgeshire, the national campaign is a great opportunity to stop guns falling into the wrong hands. We were pleased to offer a way for anyone with an unwanted firearm in their possession the opportunity to dispose of it safely.”