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Local police launch guns amnesty

Created on 07/11/2017 @ 10:03
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Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for local people to hand in unwanted guns, with a two-week surrender of firearms and ammunition starting on November 13.

They say that many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. However, some are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.

The surrender, the police said, gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply taking them to a local police station and handing them over.

Surrendering unwanted, unlicensed weapons avoids the risk of them becoming involved in criminality and means that members of the community can dispose of firearms in a safe place.

During that period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession upon surrender and can remain anonymous.

Deputy Chief Constable, Darren Davies, said: “If you know where a weapon is being kept illegally, now is your chance to surrender the gun, or tell us anonymously where it is. You will not be prosecuted upon surrender and you could save a life.”

Weapons and ammunition can be surrendered at Newtown Police Station but check the opening times by calling 101 or visiting the police website.

If you know of people involved in illegal firearms call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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