Lancashire Police extend gun amnesty

Supt Jon Puttock shows some of the guns seized off Lancashire's streets ahead of a weapon amnesty.
Supt Jon Puttock shows some of the guns seized off Lancashire's streets ahead of a weapon amnesty.
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A gun amnesty has been so successful that Lancashire Police have extended the campaign for another week.

The gun surrender scheme, #OpHolster, will now run until Sunday November 23.

A total of 55 ballistic items have been surrendered so far including a stun gun disguised as a torch, several handguns, over 1,800 rounds of assorted live ammunition and a selection of shotguns and shotgun components, air weapons and pistols.

Superintendent Jon Puttock said: “People may have firearms that belong to other people, who have inherited them, or may have been overlooked or forgotten.

“We would encourage people to check their attics, sheds and cupboards and hand weapons in.”

Weapons and ammunition can be surrendered at any police station but anyone handing in a firearm during this opportunity is advised to check the opening times of their nearest station before they set off.

To receive advice on how best to transport the weapon responsibly from home to the Police station phone 101 before travelling.