10 handguns, 12 swords and 500 rounds of ammunition handed in during South Yorkshire Police amnesty so far

A total of 139 weapons have been handed in to South Yorkshire Police during its amnesty so far this month.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 8:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:48 am
Some of the guns handed in so far

Weapons handed in include:

17 air rifles

13 air pistols

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10 working handguns

57 knives

12 swords

500 rounds of ammunition

There's still four days left for your chance to safely dispose of any unwanted or illegal firearms, ammunition and knives.

A spokesman for the force said: "At the point of surrender, you will not face prosecution for possession of the weapon, which ordinarily carries a minimum five-year sentence for a firearm and up to four-years for a knife.

"Help make South Yorkshire’s streets safer. Every gun and weapon given up is one less that can fall into the hands of criminals.

"Visit our website for more information, including opening times and details of the police stations accepting weapons. http://socsi.in/rCyzO