67 weapons handed in during firearms surrender in South Yorkshire

It took place from July 20th to August 4th.

67 firearms have been handed in across South Yorkshire, during a national firearms surrender campaign.

The firearms surrendered included functional and imitation models, and any handed in could be done so without fear of prosecution during the two week period.

Detective Inspector Marie Bulmer says: “I am really pleased with the number of surrenders made. The two weeks gave people the opportunity to hand in their firearms without fear of prosecution for illegal possession.

“The fight against gun crime is stronger than ever, we have dedicated Operation Fortify Teams and a Serious Violent Crime Tasking Team that are working with partners and our local communities to safeguard, educate and intervene at the earliest opportunity.”

If a firearm is believed to be linked to a previous crime, the firearm will be forensically tested, and if found to have criminal links an investigation will be launched".

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