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100 firearms handed in to Dorset Police


10:02am 23rd November 2017

More than 100 firearms have been handed in to police stations in Dorset since last Monday.

BB guns, pistols and revolvers are just some of the weapons which have been surrendered to the police as part of a gun amnesty.

Dorset Police are urging anyone in possession of illegal or unregistered firearms or ammunition to hand them in.

You have until midnight on Sunday 26th November.

Led by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS), the surrender offers safe disposal of unlawful firearms or ammunition, with no risk of arrest at point of handing in.

Results from the first week of the surrender are as follows:

47 air weapons
21 Shotguns
8 revolvers
2 shotguns
9 pistols
15 imitation firearms
4 deactivated firearms

Almost 50 ammunition surrenders

Members of the public may surrender firearms and ammunition to Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth police stations during opening hours. No firearms or ammunition should be left outside of any police station.

Opening times for police stations participating in the surrender are as follows:
Madeira Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1QL
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5.30pm

Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BP
Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 9WW
Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm. Closed Sunday

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