Nearly 500 illegal firearms have been handed in to Devon and Cornwall Police during a two-week amnesty across the force area.
475 have been surrendered as of yesterday evening, with the amnesty still running over the weekend until the 27th of November.
The number of weapons taken is a slight increase on the 446 handed in during the last official amnesty in 2014.
The amnesty bins are located across 10 manned police stations across the Devon and Cornwall force area.
However, members of the public can still surrender illegal and dangerous weapons outside of the amnesty period anonymously and without fear of prosecution, but handing them in at a manned police station.
Michelle Mounsey, Alliance Firearms and Explosives Licensing Manager at Devon and Cornwall Police, explains to our reporter Nick Smith, what type of weapons are normally handed in...