Over 200 firearms handed in during Greater Manchester Police’s firearms surrender

Date published: 12 August 2019

The two-week national firearms surrender took place between Sunday 21st July and Sunday 4th August.

It gave people the opportunity to surrender their guns anonymously.

Over 200 firearms handed in made up for real guns, replicas and plastic imitation guns.

Among the firearms handed in made up of real guns including an AK47, an Uzi sub-machine gun and a Bren WW2 machine gun.

Superintendent Danny Inglis said, “The firearms surrender was a great success and any gin that gets handed in is one less on the street for criminals to get their hands on.

“The success of the surrender is a result of continued efforts from officers and our partners working together to safeguard, intervene and educate at the earliest opportunity.

“Guns have no place in Greater Manchester and we will continue to work hard to ensure the streets of Manchester remain a safe place to be.”

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