Kent Police Gun Surrender

21 January 2019, 09:26

Kent Police Firearms Amnesty

Another two week firearms surrender has got underway in Kent.

Police say anyone with unwanted or illegally held weapons can hand them in without fear of being prosecuted over the next fortnight.

This includes replica and antique firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, ammunition other related items.

More than 300 guns were handed in to Kent Police during last year’s firearms surrender including a Second World War era pistol.

Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Holmes said: "We are carrying out this two-week firearm surrender to encourage the public to hand in as many unwanted or unlicensed firearms as possible.

"The surrender is part of Kent Police’s ongoing work to tackle, disrupt and prevent violent crime across the county.
 "By handing in a weapon being kept illegally you can help prevent it from falling into the wrong hands and you could save a life.’

During the surrender the public can hand firearms to the front counter at the following police stations: Folkestone, Margate Canterbury, Tonbridge, Maidstone, North Kent, Medway and Sittingbourne.

The surrender ends at 5pm on Friday 1 February 2019.