World War One handgun surrendered in Nottinghamshire firearms amnesty

Derbyshire Constabulary firearms amnesty.Derbyshire Constabulary firearms amnesty.
Derbyshire Constabulary firearms amnesty.
A World War handgun and an air rifle are some of the weapons handed in to Nottinghamshire Police as part of a firearms surrender.

Following the success of a firearms and ammunition amnesty in the county earlier this year the Association of Chief Police Officers has invited all UK police forces to hold a firearms surrender.

The surrender is being supported by National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) and is aimed at local people in the community who may wish to safely dispose of a firearm. So far weapons have been handed in at stations in Worksop, West Bridgford, Oxclose Lane and Sutton-in-Ashfield.

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Officers said many firearms were held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or were overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. To avoid the risk of these weapons becoming involved in criminality, and to provide people with a safe place to dispose of any firearms or ammunition, a surrender is being held until Friday 21st November 2014.

During that period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession and they can remain anonymous. However, the history of each live weapon will be checked for evidence of its use in crimes.

Detective Inspector Karen Pearson said: “Gun crime is falling in Nottinghamshire, which is a result of the excellent work we do with our partners to educate people about the dangers of carrying firearms.

“As part of the national drive to stop weapons 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

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“There is still time for people to surrender weapons and during the amnesty without fear of prosecution for firearms licensing offences. “Our website also offers advice for people who wish to keep their firearms and need to apply for the necessary certificates to ensure they are not breaking the law. “I remind everybody that the amnesty finishes on Friday November 21, so all weapons must be surrendered before then.”

Anyone handing in a firearm, or ammunitions, during the surrender is advised to check the opening times of the police stations participating in the amnesty and where possible phone 101 before travelling. They will then be advised on how to best transport the weapon responsibly from home to the police station.

The weapons and ammunition will be taken over the counter at the following stations:



St Ann’s


Radford Road

Oxclose Lane

South Nottinghamshire


West Bridgford






Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood