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More than 40 weapons handed over in gun surrender

West Midlands Police's gun surrender campaign has now seen more than 40 weapons handed in to police stations across the region.

It was launched earlier this month as the maximum sentence for gun possession changed to life in prison.

West Midlands Police announce partnership with private company

West Midlands Police have announced the biggest partnership with a private company in its history.

It starts a five year contract today with outsourcing firm Accenture to look at how the force can improve using technology. One way could be for people to report crimes online.

Chris Sims, Chief Constable, West Midlands Police, says the force's relationship with the public through technology will become important.

West Midlands police warn gun suppliers to criminals

West Midlands police say those supplying guns to criminals are just as guilty as the ones pulling the trigger.

It comes as they launch their gun surrender campaign with the hope it will get more guns off the streets.

Read: Appeal launches to surrender guns or face life in jail

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Appeal launches to surrender guns or face life in jail

The gun surrender campaign has been launched as the maximum sentence changes to life in prison. Credit: PA

West Midlands Police have begun a gun surrender campaign asking people to give up any weapons they might have.

It comes as the maximum sentence for gun possession has been changed to life in prison.

The force hopes it will get more guns off the streets.

Escaped cows prove 'udderly unpredictable' for police

Police in Wolverhampton say their call out to a herd of cows on the loose this morning is an example of 'another udderly unpredictable day'.

Tweeting about the escape this morning on Windmill Crescent near Smestow School, Castlecroft, officers from West Midlands Police said:

We're pleased to report that the escaped cows are no longer causing an obstruction. Another udderly unpredictable day for @wmpolice!

Sixteen animals managed to escape at around 7:45am this morning, swapping their field for a patch of grassland on the housing estate.

It didn't take long for them to be moo-ved on however, as the video posted by the Express & Star shows!

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