Force delighted with results from firearms amnesty

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A large number of guns and replica weapons were handed in to Northamptonshire Police in just the first two days of the force’s firearms amnesty.

The force is running a guns amnesty from September 15 to 28.

The operation gives the public the opportunity to surrender unlawfully held guns, ammunition, replica guns or air weapons as well as lawfully held items which are no longer wanted.

In just the first two days of the amnesty, a number of guns, air rifles and replica weapons, as well as several large collections of ammunition, have been surrendered.

Inspector Sarah Johnson, who is leading the amnesty, said: “I would really like to thank all the people who have surrendered items to us so far. Each weapon we recover helps us to make Northamptonshire a safer place and takes away the risk of these items ever falling into the wrong hands.”

The amnesty was not launched in response to any specific incidents of crime in Northamptonshire.

People can call 101 and request an appointment to hand over a weapon.