A rifle, several boxes of shotgun cartridges and containers filled with bullets were among items handed in to Torquay police today as part of the force#8217;s continuing weapons amnesty.
During the surrender period those handing in firearms or ammunition will not be arrested for illegal possession at the point of surrender and they can remain anonymous.
“This is an opportunity to surrender firearms and not be charged with illegal possession. Remember that outside of the surrender period if police find you in possession of a firearm without a current certificate then you may be subject of court proceedings which may lead to a custodial sentence.”
Michelle Mounsey, firearms and explosives licensing manager for the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance, said: “We want to take out of circulation any type of firearm and ammunition, which includes guns which can still be fired, antique or unwanted collectible weapons, replica weapons, air weapons, BB guns, stun guns and ammunition that are no longer required.