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Police say 'surrender firearms' to cut violent crime

A previous surrender scheme saw 800 firearms handed-in across the North West Photo:

The North West's police forces are asking anyone with an unlawfully-held firearm to surrender it, in an effort to cut violent crime.

Officers are not just targeting criminals but gun collectors, licence holders and those who may have inherited a weapon. They say they want to stop guns falling into the wrong hands.

A previous surrender scheme saw 800 firearms, and thousands of rounds of ammunition, handed-in across the North West.

Gun crime in the UK remains one of the lowest in the world, however we are not complacent about this type of crime, which is why we are conducting the firearms surrender now.

If you have a firearm in your house that you have inherited, have found, or are keeping for someone else, this is your opportunity to hand it into us, to free yourself of the burden. Burglaries involving firearms have increased so don’t let yours fall into the wrong hands.

Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered at any GMP station without any questions being asked.

– Chief Superintendent Tony Creely, Greater Manchester Police
Weapons can be handed-in to police 'without any questions being asked'