These are just a few of the 113 guns handed in to North Yorkshire Police in one week

These are some of the firearms now off the streets. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police
21 Nov 2017 @ 12.24 pm
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More than one hundred firearms are off the streets of North Yorkshire thanks to a weapons amnesty.

Police forces across the country are takeing part in a national firearms surrender.

It gives people the chance to dispose of a firearm or ammunition by taking it to a local designated police station and handing it in anonymously.

In North Yorkshire police are also accepting other weapons including knives, ammunition and other offensive weapons.

So far 113 firearms, nine non-firearm weapons and a large amount of ammunition have been handed in.

This list includes:

  • two handguns
  • 31 shotguns
  • 55 imitation handguns / air pistols
  • 18 air rifles
  • one shotgun disguised as a walking stick
  • two ornamental swords
  • six knives, and
  • a crossbow.

Potential to save a life

Sergeant Dave France at a previous knife amnesty earlier this year. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police

Sergeant Dave France of North Yorkshire Police said they’d had a very good response to the weapons amnesty, and wer on course to pass the total of firearms handed in during the 2014 surrender.

Where to surrender weapons

Fulford Road Police Station, Fulford Road, York, YO10 4BY

Open daily 8am-10pm

101, Option 2, 13271

“I would still urge anyone who is in possession of gun and other weapons to surrender them to the police safely and anonymously.

“Each weapon we retrieve reduces the chances of it ending up in the hands of criminals and has the potential to save a life.”