Police Urging Islanders To Hand In Old Firearms During Amnesty

police station 4At least three guns will have been handed in to St Mary’s police by the end of today.

It’s the second day of the Devon and Cornwall force’s amnesty on the weapons.

A handgun was taken to the police station yesterday and two locals have promised to take theirs along today.

PC Faye Webb says the amnesty is a chance for people to dispose of old firearms safely, whether they’re illegal or not.

She says some of the guns being handed over are antiques and have been in the families for years. They’ll deal with your old ammunition too.

Faye says some people may not realise that grandad’s old shotgun hanging on the wall may actually be illegal and she’s urging islanders with guns to take up the offer to get rid of them.

The amnesty runs until November 17th. Faye says its best to call ahead to make sure officers are in the station to receive the guns. She asks that you don’t leave items in bags outside, in the way that islanders drop off lost items.