Gun Amnesty Success In Suffolk and Norfolk

27th November 2014

A recent gun amnesty in Norfolk and Suffolk has been heralded as a great success, with almost 1,000 guns handed in.

The amnesty, which ran from Monday 10 November to Friday 21 November, encouraged people to handover their unlicensed and unwanted guns, without fear of prosecution.

In total, 404 guns were surrendered in Suffolk and 577 in Norfolk. Thousands of rounds of ammunition were also handed in to police stations during the amnesty.

Richard Kennett, Firearms Manager for both Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies, said: "The amnesty was a real success and we're extremely pleased with how many guns have been handed in. Although gun crime isn't a big problem in our counties, it's important that we take measures such as this to reduce the chances of such weapons falling into the wrong hands.

"We had hundreds of shotguns handed in, as well as some very dangerous handguns, several replica guns, and some rarer guns such as Lugers, including one with a bullet hole through the handle".

The guns and ammunition handed in during the amnesty will either be destroyed or, if they are of particular value, donated to a museum.

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