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Two-week firearms surrender in Lincolnshire brings in three weapons from South Holland




A shotgun and two air pistols kept in South Holland were among dozens of firearms to be handed in to police over the summer.

The weapons were left at Spalding Police Station during a two-week spell between July 20 and August 4.

In total, 63 firearms were handed in across Lincolnshire, made up of four air pistols, 44 rifles and 15 shotguns.

Some of the firearms that were handed in to Lincolnshire Police this summer.
Some of the firearms that were handed in to Lincolnshire Police this summer.

Detective Inspector Mark Seage, of Lincolnshire Police, said: "We had a selection of weapons handed in during the two-week surrender, from fully functioning weapons through to imitation ones.

"We are delighted that residents supported our campaign and handed in these weapons which will prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.

"One less firearm means one less opportunity for it to cause fear or potential threat if it is not licensed and stored safely."

Sixty-three firearms were handed in to Lincolnshire Police during a two week surrender period.
Sixty-three firearms were handed in to Lincolnshire Police during a two week surrender period.

The total number of firearms surrendered is down on 2017 when a similar campaign saw 142 items collected across the county.

Mr Seage said: "This was a chance for people to really think about whether they wanted to hold on to their weapons."


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