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Londoners hand in firearms as part of #giveupyourgun surrender

News   •   Feb 10, 2017 10:00 GMT

Londoners are being reminded they have three more days to hand in firearms as part of the Met's #giveupyourgun campaign.

Since the launch of the campagin on Monday, 6 February, 45 weapons have so far been handed in, including shotguns, revolvers, rifles and handguns

Firearms can be handed in at any of the Me'ts 24-hour police stations, which are listed at:

Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Stokley, of the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command, said: 

We've had a good response from the public in the first three days of the gun surrender. As a result, a number of dangerous guns have been taken off the streets of London.

"I would urge anyone else who is in possession of an illegal firearm to visit their local 24-hour police station during the final days of the campaign.

"If you hold on to an illegal gun, you are putting yourself and your loved ones in danger and you are likely to be arrested and face at least five years in jail."

People surrendering firearms will not have to give their details to officers. Each live weapon handed in will be assessed by firearms officers, with some weapons being forensically checked for evidence.

If anyone has any information about someone who they believe is in possession of an illegal gun, they can ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.