Firearms amnesty now on for unused and unwanted guns

Guns, such as this First World War pistol, can be handed in over the next two weeks
Guns, such as this First World War pistol, can be handed in over the next two weeks
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Police in South Holland and South Kesteven are providing a safe place for people to get rid of any unwanted guns.

A two-week firearms amnesty has been launched by Lincolnshire Police in an attempt to keep gun-related crime rare in the county.

Boston Police Station, Lincoln Lane, Boston.

Boston Police Station, Lincoln Lane, Boston.

The amnesty runs until November 14 when antique weapons, imitation firearms and illegally-held guns can be handed in at police stations, including Boston (Lincoln Lane) and Grantham (Swingbridge Road).

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “On a daily basis, police officers are called to attend reports of people seen in public places with firearms.

“To avoid these weapons getting into the wrong hands, Lincolnshire Police is holding a Firearms Amnesty between November 3 and 14 during which those people surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession.

“Members of the community can be assured that the amnesty is not being held due to a rise in gun crime.”

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick outside Grantham Police Station in Swingbridge Road.

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick outside Grantham Police Station in Swingbridge Road.