Amnesty sees hundreds of guns handed to police

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HUNDREDS of guns and thousands of bullets have been handed in to police in a weapons amnesty.

Sussex and Surrey police were given 58 handguns, 17 rifles, 53 airguns and 104 shotguns.

People also handed in nearly 1,000 shotgun cartridges and more than 4,000 bullets and other ammunition.

All weapons were looked at and made safe by firearms officers at the force.

It comes as Hampshire police received more than 120 weapons in a similar amnesty.

In Sussex, the scheme was a chance for people with no licence or a lapsed licence to hand in weapons without prosecution.

Each will still be checked to see if it was used in a crime. Police will investigate further if necessary.

Chief Superintendent Paul Morrison said: ‘All of them had the potential to be dangerous.’