Seven shotguns among firearms surrendered in Suffolk during amnesty

Over 30 guns were handed in to police. Stock image Picture: SIMON PARKER

Over 30 guns were handed in to police. Stock image Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

Seven shotguns and an air rifle were among guns handed in during a countywide amnesty.

Members of the public were encouraged to hand over their unlicensed and unwanted guns without fear of prosection between Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, August 4.

In total, 32 firearms were surrendered in the county as well as ammunition.

Richard Kennett, firearms manager for Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies, said: "The surrender was a success and we're extremely pleased with how many firearms have been handed in.

"We had seven shotguns handed in, as well as one rifle, seven air weapons, 11 imitation firearms, five deactivated firearms and one handgun.


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"Although gun crime isn't a big problem in our counties, it's important we take measures such as this to reduce the chances of dangerous weapons falling into the wrong hands."

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