Londoners Urged To Give Up The Gun
12th November 2014
Londoners are being urged to hand in firearms and ammunition during a two-week 'surrender' scheme being launched by the Metropolitan Police Service.
The surrender started at 07:00 hours on 10 November and runs until 23:00 hours on 23 November. It gives Londoners the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition, by taking it to a local police station and handing it in.
During that period, those surrendering firearms may not face prosecution for illegal possession and they can remain anonymous, however each live weapon will be forensically checked for evidence.
It is six years since the last firearms surrender in London. Police are asking Londoners to give up unlawfully held or unwanted guns and ammunition to help avoid them getting into the wrong hands.
Anyone wanting more details about how to surrender firearms or ammunition should contact their local police. If you have any information regarding gun or gang crime you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or access a secure online form via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/. In an emergency always call 999.
For more information about the gun surrender visit www.met.police.uk
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