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Firearms surrender safely dispose of your firearm

Alert message sent 23/05/2022 14:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

We're taking part in a national campaign to reduce the number of unwanted firearms and ammunition that could potentially fall into criminal hands.

As we enter the final week of the campaign, which ends on Sunday (29 May), members of the public can surrender any unlicensed or unwanted firearms and ammunition by calling 101 to organise an appointment.

Anyone handing over firearms or ammunition during the campaign will not face prosecution for possession of the weapon at the point of surrender. You can also remain anonymous if preferred.

However, any surrendered weapons found to be linked to criminal activity will be investigated and appropriate action taken.

Detective Chief Inspector Katie Dounias said: “Campaigns such as this give the public the chance to safely dispose of a firearm in the knowledge that it will not fall into the wrong hands.

“We know that many firearms are legally held across the county, however it is vitally important that any unlicenced or unwanted firearms and ammunition are surrendered.

“Anyone submitting a firearm will not face prosecution for possession of the weapon at the point of surrender, and I would urge anyone in this situation to take the opportunity to hand it in.”

Find out more on our website.
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