Handguns and crossbow handed in at Hatfield Police Station in gun amnesty

PUBLISHED: 12:25 17 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:26 17 November 2014

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Three handguns and a crossbow were handed in at Hatfield Police Station over the weekend as part of a national firearms amnesty.

So far, officers revealed that seven firearms have been dropped in at the police station, as well as the crossbow.

Across the county, 113 guns and rifles have been handed in as part of a two-week amnesty, which runs until Friday.

And around 3,000 rounds of ammunition have also been given to police, including a tank shell in Watford.

As of yesterday (Sunday), 12 air rifles, nine air pistols, 18 shotguns, seven rifles and 10 handguns had been handed in.

Also dropped in amnesty bins were 27 imitation firearms, 12 starting pistols, one signal pistol, and 17 other weapons.

The amnesty means weapons can be dropped off without fear of prosecution.

Chief Supt Jane Swinburne said: “The amnesty has been very successful so far and we have managed to take a significant number of firearms out of public circulation.

“Gun crime is very low in Hertfordshire but as part of the national campaign to stop guns falling into the wrong hands, we are pleased to be able to offer a way for anyone with an unwanted firearm in their possession the opportunity to dispose of it safely.”

Anyone with a firearm they do not want, should not have or would like to discuss getting a certificate for should call 01707 806126 or email BedsandHertsFLU@herts.pnn.police.uk during the amnesty.

For more information on the Firearms Amnesty visit: www.herts.police.uk/amnesty.

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