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More than 300 weapons handed in during Cumbria amnesty

A number of pistols were given up across the county. Credit: Cumbria Police

More than 300 dangerous weapons have been handed in to police in Cumbria as part of a two week surrender period.

The fortnight amnesty was one of several that ran across the North West throughout April. In Cumbria, police widened their appeal to include knives and other weapons.

Weapons handed in during the surrender period were:

  • 28 air rifles
  • 23 surrenders of ammunition including a consignment of 40 flares
  • 19 unlicensed shotguns
  • Ten air pistols
  • Eight blank firing pistols
  • Eight revolver pistols
  • Seven semi-automatic pistols
  • Four replica pistols
  • Four unlicensed rifles
  • Four BB/airsoft pistols
  • One crossbow
  • 218 knives
  • Two swords
  • One axe
The weapons have been handed in during a two week amnesty. Credit: Cumbria Police

“ This has been a successful operation with so many dangerous weapons handed in from members of the public and now out of the reach of criminals.

– Superintendent Mark Pannone
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