Police urge people to hand in weapons

Latest news from Northumbria Police.
Latest news from Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police is reminding people to hand in weapons as a firearms amnesty continues this weekend.

The force is asking people to surrender unlawfully held or unwanted guns and ammunition after a recent change in firearms legislation.

Until 8am on Monday, those handing in weapons or ammunition will not face prosecution for any illegal possession.

People are also encouraged to hand in any replica firearms, ball-bearing guns and air weapons, as well as imitation weapons and antiques, to prevent them falling into the wrong hands and being used to commit crime.

Items can be handed in at police stations in each area command – Bedlington in Northumberland, Gilbridge in Sunderland, Millbank at South Shields, High Street West in Gateshead, Middle Engine Lane in North Tyneside and Etal Lane in Newcastle.

Police can be contacted on 101 ext 69191.