Guns and Knives Handed in During Amnesty
More then 220 weapons have been handed in during a weapons amnesty.
The amnesty, which ran from Thursday 1 July until yesterday, Wednesday, 25 August in Lowestoft saw the bright yellow amnesty bins put in four places in the town.
A total of 227 weapons were handed in including 118 knives, shotguns and dozens of more unusual items including a cutlass, meat cleavers, pepper spray, a bayonet and novelty lighters which closely resemble handguns. The haul also included cutlery, a revolver, a box of shotgun cartridges, three rifles, five hunting knives, a BB gun and a handgun.
Sgt Steve Wright, from Lowestoft Central SNT, said; “We are delighted that so many people have taken the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items and that more than 200 weapons have been taken out of circulation. I’m especially pleased that this has included potentially dangerous items such as large knives and guns.
“The amnesty is all about giving residents the chance to get rid of items that may cause harm if they fell into the wrong hands and the number of weapons handed in shows this is a worthwhile exercise.”