Amnesty sparks guns handover

A host of firearms were handed in during the amnesty.

A host of firearms were handed in during the amnesty.

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At least 100 weapons have been handed in at police stations during a two-week gun amnesty run throughout Eastwood, Kimberley and Nottinghamshire.

The first of its kind in a decade, the amnesty ran from March 3-17 and also saw bullets and mmunition turned in.

Police are still finalising numbers,

But dozens of potentially deadly weapons were handed in across the county’s 15 police stations during the course of the amnesty.

“It has been very encouraging,” said DCI Mick Luke, of Operation Vanguard, Nottinghamshire Police’s large-scale, ongoing investigation to target violent offenders.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback from people who have acknowledged that they held the weapons without realising the illegality or simply didn’t know what to do with them.”

“Our job is to ensure that anything harmful, or that could be used for criminal activity, is removed. It is good news these firearms are no longer in our communities.”