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Gun owners in Norfolk asked to hand over firearms in amnesty

PUBLISHED: 12:54 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 09 November 2017

Guns handed in during an 11 day gun amnesty in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Guns handed in during an 11 day gun amnesty in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Gun owners are being asked to hand over their firearms and ammunition as part of an amnesty.

In a bid to reduce the number of illegal firearms to criminals in Norfolk, from November 13 to 26 members of the public will be able to hand over unlicensed weapons without fear of prosecution.

This includes replica firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, component parts and other ballistic items currently lawfully held.

Firearms licensing manager for Norfolk and Suffolk Police Richard Kennett said: “Some people may have un-registered, old weapons that they have forgotten about, or have received one through inheritance that they no longer use, or that they don’t know what to do with.”

“Although such weapons aren’t being used for crimes, it’s important that they are handed in to the police to stop them from falling into the wrong hands.

“Fortunately we don’t have a big problem with gun crime in Norfolk and reducing the amount of illegally owned firearms across the county will help reduce the threat of gun crime even further.”

Firearms can be surrendered at any police station, but people are encouraged to take them to their nearest public enquiry office .

In Norfolk these are:

• Police HQ at Wymondham

• King’s Lynn

• Norwich

• Great Yarmouth

• Thetford

• Dereham

• Cromer

• Downham Market

• Fakenham

• Hunstanton

• North Walsham

Gun owners should make sure that the firearm is unloaded and covered up, and if possible people are asked to ring the police beforehand on 101 to let officers know that they are bringing a gun in as part of the operation.

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