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Handgun handed in to police during firearms surrender

PUBLISHED: 10:15 04 December 2015 | UPDATED: 10:15 04 December 2015

Detective Superintendent Gordon Allison with just a small selection of the hundreds of guns handed in, ranging from antiques to modern handguns [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Detective Superintendent Gordon Allison with just a small selection of the hundreds of guns handed in, ranging from antiques to modern handguns [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

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The surrender ends this weekend

25 weapons have been handed in to police across London as part of a city-wide firearms surrender.

So far in Bromley, one handgun has been handed in, with three days left for people to hand in any weapons, ammunition or air weapons to their local police station.

Among the weapons handed in there were three shotguns and 13 air weapons.

The surrender ends on Sunday, December 6 at 11pm.

Detective Superintendent Stephen Clayman of the Trident and Area Crime Command, said:

“Whilst some dangerous weapons and ammunition have been surrendered over the last ten days, I acknowledge that the number of firearms being handed in is lower than expected, hence this final last push to encourage people to do the right thing.

“As of next week, anyone found with illegal firearms may well be prosecuted, so now is the time to surrender them.

“If you have any weapons at home, even if you think they are locked away safely, I would urge you to take this opportunity to dispose of them safely and securely to avoid them falling in the wrong hands, especially if stolen.

“In an inappropriate setting, decommissioned and imitation weapons can easily cause fear and panic, and could lead to a police response involving the deployment of armed police officers, with potentially tragic results.”

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