More than sixty weapons have been handed into Cumbria Police in the first seven days of their two week firearm surrender.

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firearms handed in to the stations across the county.

Cumbria Constabulary is teaming up with other police forces in the UK in a bid to stop weapons from getting into the wrong hands.

Those handing over weapons will not face prosecution, at the point of surrender, and can remain anonymous if they wish.

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) are coordinating the surrender and offer forensic, tactical and strategic intelligence to tackle all aspects of firearms related crime.

Over the last week, police have received:

  • Shotguns 13

  • Rifles 3

  • Handguns 5

  • Air Rifles 12

  • Air Pistols 5

  • Replica firearms 3

  • Deactivated firearms 2

  • Ammunition 9

  • Blank Firing guns 5

  • Flares/Black Powder 4

“It’s brilliant to see members of the public have stepped-up and handed in their unwanted firearms, meaning they will never be used to cause fear or harm.

Inspector Paul Telford, Firearms Operations

The stations where you can hand your weapons in are:

  • Carlisle (Durranhill)

  • Penrith (Hunter Lane)

  • Barrow

  • Kendal

  • West

  • Whitehaven

  • Workington

Members of the public have the chance to anonymously hand in any unlawful and unwanted firearms and ammunition until 4 August.