Between November 13 and 26, Hertfordshire Police Constabulary is taking part in a national campaign to reduce the number of firearms that are vulnerable to falling into criminal hands.
We are holding a two week firearms and ammunition surrender this Autumn in line with the national campaign.— Cleveland Police UK (@ClevelandPolice) November 9, 2017
The surrender will run between Monday 13 November & midnight on Sunday 26 November & police are hoping to collect as many guns & ammunition as possible during the campaign pic.twitter.com/0YOsWgSqaO
It is mainly aimed to encourage members of the public in Hertfordshire who have firearms in their possession that are not licensed, either through inheritance, or that are otherwise unwanted, to surrender any firearms to the police.
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “Fortunately there is very little gun-related crime in Hertfordshire, and as part of the wider crime prevention and reduction campaigns we run in Hertfordshire this can only contribute to making the county safer and continue to keep this type of crime low. It is important that all forces support this national campaign, and it is important to reduce the number of firearms in the country as a whole. This will help to make Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties even safer, by reducing the number of guns held privately.”
Detective Chief Superintendent Nathan Briant said: “There is very little gun crime in Hertfordshire but as part of a coordinated national campaign to stop guns falling into the wrong hands, we are joining forces across the country to help people dispose of guns safely.
“We believe that there may be a people who have inherited or come into possession of unlicensed firearms and will be eager to get rid of them. Whatever the circumstances, the amnesty provides the opportunity to dispose of these unwanted firearms safely and with peace of mind.”
If you have a firearm in your possession that you do not want contact the firearms surrender team on 101.
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Nottinghamshire Police is supporting a national appeal for people to hand over any unwanted #guns with a two-week surrender of firearms and ammunition, from 13-26 November, at four designated police stations: Mansfield, Newark, Radford Road and Worksop. https://t.co/s6namPScgD pic.twitter.com/E9XW3Ae0lf— Wollaton Police (@WollatonCops) November 9, 2017
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