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People across Thames Valley encouraged to hand in firearms

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5:54am 14th November 2017

Just one gun off our streets could save our lives - that's the message from Thames Valley Police.

They're tackling gun crime in a national campaign, encouraging us to hand in any firearms we may have.

The surrender is giving people the chance to hand in any firearms or ammunition which have come into their possession for whatever reason.

Police stations in the Thames Valley will be accepting former military weapons, unwanted firearms which were previously illegally owned, replica firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, antique guns, component parts and other ballistic items. They will then be disposed safely.

Chief Inspector Emma Baillie, Head of Armed Response for the Joint Operations Unit for Hampshire and Thames Valley, said:

"This is your chance to safely dispose of any guns or ammunition you no longer want but don't know what to do with.

"Surrender them now and we can dispose of them safely, making sure that they do not fall into the hands of criminals.

"We will not initiate proceedings against the person that surrenders the firearm at the point that they surrender it, however, what we will do is investigate the history of that firearm and if it's seen to be linked to a crime in the past we will prosecute as we see appropriate."

The campaign has been run before and Inspector Baillie told Mix96 it was a success:

"In 2014, 255 items, either guns themselves or ammunition were handed in, in the Thames Valley area."

The surrender runs from November 13th until November 26th.

Historic ordnance should not be moved or handed in to any stations, if you think you have any items like this, please call 101 for advice.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police stations taking part in the surrender include:

Amersham                                       1000 - 1800     Mon-Fri

Aylesbury                                         0800 - 2200     Every day

Bracknell                                           1000 - 1800     Mon-Fri

High Wycombe                                  0800 - 2200    Every day

Milton Keynes                                   0800 - 2200     Every day

 

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