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See some of the weapons handed in during Nottinghamshire's gun amnesty

Nottinghamshire Police have revealed the results of their fortnight long gun amnesty in the city.

It was the first time the force had held an amnesty to collect weapons in a decade, since the city had been nick-named "Shottingham" by the tabloids after a number of high profile shootings .

More than 200 guns handed in to Notts Police

Gun Amnesty launched in March to help cut gun crime Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police have told ITV News that more than 200 weapons were handed in as part of their first gun amnesty in a decade.

46 shotguns, 17 rifles, 34 air rifles, 78 handguns/pistols/revolvers, 2 stun guns, 2 airsoft weapons and 4 imitation/replica weapons were seized.

They will now be sold or destroyed.


Nottinghamshire Police to hold gun amnesty

The gun amnesty will last until 17 March 2014 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police is to hold a two week-long gun amnesty, starting from today.

It will be the first of its kind in a decade.

The force says many firearms are held in innocence or have been forgotten in people's homes.

Between 2008/9 to 2013/2014 to date, the force says gun possession in Nottinghamshire has decreased by 37% (from 118 to 74) and incidents of gun crime causing injury has fallen by 34% (from 47 to 31).

Until 17 March 2014, weapons and ammunitions can be taken to seven stations in Nottinghamshire.