More Than 100 Guns Handed In During Cambs Amnesty

28th November 2014

Cambridgeshire Constabulary's recent firearms amnesty saw 204 items surrendered in 11 days.

The amnesty, which ran from November 10 to November 21, 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.

"Many of the firearms were surrendered following the passing of an elderly relative, where the owners had no reason to retain the items, and we thank them for doing so".

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