Essex Police release photos of unwanted guns handed in during firearms public appeal
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More than 100 firearms have been handed in to Essex Police so far in a crackdown on gun ownership.
People are still urged to hand in unwanted or unlicensed firearms. The appeal ends on Sunday, November 26.
A total of 122 firearms were handed in during last week: 63 real firearms, 58 imitation or air weapons, and a stun gun.
A total of 129 firearms were collected in last year’s two-week appeal.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “We are asking you to hand in to us any unwanted or unlicensed firearms you have to stop them from falling into the wrong hands.”
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There were more than 900 offences in Essex last year which involved a firearm. A total of 1,784 firearms were seized.
People can hand in firearms to the following police stations around the county between 9am and 4.30pm: Basildon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Grays, Harlow, and Southend.
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