South Yorkshire weapons surrender sees 67 guns handed in

South Yorkshire weapons surrender sees 67 guns handed in

By Gareth Dennison | 08/08/2019

South Yorkshire weapons surrender sees 67 guns handed in
The haul of firearms

A TWO-week weapons surrender across South Yorkshire saw 67 firearms handed to police.

The guns included functional and imitation models and seven lots of ammunition were also given up.

Det Insp Marie Bulmer said: “The success of the surrender is testament to our communities and their willingness to protect their neighbours, family and friends and make South Yorkshire a safer place.

“I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to check their homes and hand in their firearms and ammunition.”

If a firearm is believed to be linked to a crime, it will be forensically tested and an investigation launched if criminal links are found.

Det Insp Bulmer said she was pleased with the outcome of the surrender, which allowed owners to hand in firearms without fear of prosecution for illegal possession.

“The fight against gun crime is stronger than ever,” she added. “We have dedicated Operation Fortify Teams and a serious violent crime tasking team working with partners and our local communities to safeguard, educate and intervene at the earliest opportunity.”



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