‘Keep Wales Safe, give up the gun’ sees over 100 weapons handed in
A Southern Wales firearms surrender has resulted in over 100 weapons being handed in to the police.
South Wales Police along with Gwent Police and Dyfed Powys Police gave people the chance to give up any real, fake, toy or antique guns or ammunition during a 12-day operation.
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The Southern Wales forces ran the two-week campaign between Monday 10 November and Friday 21st November to encourage anyone holding an illegally-held firearm to dispose of it safely. It also gave licence holders the opportunity to surrender weapons they no longer had use for.
A variety of firearms were surrendered across Southern Wales during the campaign including handguns, rifles, shotguns, air weapons, revolvers and humane killers as well as a large amount of ammunition.
Dyfed Powys Police Chief Inspector, Ieuan Matthews, said:
“We are extremely pleased at the success of this firearms surrender and would like to thank everyone who took part. The aim of the surrender was to give people the chance to hand in any firearms, whether they were real, fake, antique or fully licensed, and the response we had was fantastic.
“We want to keep our communities safe, and by removing these guns and ammunition with the assistance of the public, we are doing just that.
“I would like to remind residents of Southern Wales, that our communities are a safe place to live and thankfully gun crime is not a part of everyday life in the streets of Dyfed-Powys, South Wales and Gwent.”