Shotguns, rifles and stun guns handed into police during surrender

Cumbria Police has received more than 100 firearms from members of the public during a fortnight long amnesty.

The surrender ran between 20 July and 4 August 2019 and was part of a regional weapon initiative.


weapons were anonymously handed into the police across two weeks.

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

Those handing over weapons faced no prosecution, at the point of surrender, and could stay anonymous if they wished.

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

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