Dorset Police ran a two-week gun surrender campaign to encourage anyone holding an illegal weapon to hand it in safely.
The initiative was aimed at local people in the community who wished to hand in unwanted firearms and help take guns out of circulation permanently.
A total of 93 firearms were surrendered to stations across Dorset during the campaign, along with a large amount of ammunition.
- 31 handguns
- 11 air rifles
- 27 shot guns
- 7 air pistols
- 6 BB guns
- 4 replica guns
- 5 rifles
- 1 humane killer
- 1 bird scarer
We are extremely pleased at the success of this firearms surrender and would like to thank everyone who took part. The vast majority of these surrendered firearms were not being used in criminal activity. Our aim is to stop guns falling into the wrong hands. Every gun given up is one less that poses a threat or that criminals can potentially get hold of. I would like to remind residents that Dorset is a very safe place to live with very low levels of gun-related crime. Levels of illegally held firearms are low but this surrender was a real opportunity for members of the public to relinquish any weapons that may be outside the law.
There were emotional scenes in Bath today as the funeral of Sam Amin took place at the city's Abbey.Read the full story ›
The funeral of Bath student Sam Amin is underway at Bath Abbey. The cortege was accompanied by a cadet drumming band with whom Sam had been a member.
Friends and family of Sam Amin have begun arriving at Bath Abbey ahead of the 18 year olds funeral. Sam went missing following a night out in the city on Sept 12. His body was recovered from the River Avon on Sept 16th. People attending the service have been asked to wear bright colours to celebrate Sam's life.
Students arriving in Bath are being warned about the dangers of the city's river - after it claimed its sixth life in five years.Read the full story ›
Bath's large student population is being warned of the dangers of the city's river following the discovery of a teenager's body in the water this week.
Sam Amin's body was recovered on Tuesday and two thousand students arriving at Bath Spa University this weekend are being given advice on how to enjoy their nights out responsibly.
Chris Ellicott, who is the Registrar at the university says: ""There have been a number of deaths. It's about one a year on average but, of course, one a year is one too many every year, so we do want to remind students that they do need to be safe."
A scroll of tributes to a teenager whose body was found in the River Avon has been laid out in a church in Bath. Sam Amin was discovered in the river on Tuesday after going missing for three days.
Now more than seventy of his friends have left messages on a 10 metre strip of paper which will be presented to his family. It's been made at the church he attended, St Michael's in Twerton.
Rector Richard Wilson says Sam will always be remembered by his friends and family.
A scroll of tributes to Sam Amin has been laid out in St Michael's Church in Twerton, Bath.
Over 3,000 people have signed a petition calling for Bath and North East Somerset Council to put in safety measures along the River Avon in Bath, after three deaths this year.
The family of Sammuel Amin have formally identified his body.
The 18 year old went missing after a night out in Bath on Saturday morning. His body was found yesterday (Tuesday) after a police search of the River Avon in the city centre.
Further plans to improve safety alongside the river Avon in Bath are to be considered by the local council after three deaths this year, and six since 2009.
Yesterday police recovered the body of a young man from the river near Churchill bridge, believed to be that of teenager Sam Amin.
Although some security fencing was put up after earlier deaths, the towpath at that spot is less well protected. Now council leader Paul Crossley says it may have to be closed at night to stop people stumbling into the river by accident - but that would mean erecting higher fences and, presumably, gates, to allow access to boat owners.
The council, along with the Environment Agency, is spending around four hundred thousand pounds on other safety features, including trellis-style handholds on the riverbanks for people to grab hold of if they do fall in. There will also be extra lighting as part of a redesigned lock gate near Pulteney Weir.
Further warnings will also be issued to Bath's large student population about the perils of walking along the towpath at night - particularly when drunk. New student accommodation is being built close to the spot where the latest drowning happened.