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Guns surrendered in weapons amnesty

Wednesday August 3 2016

Over 180 weapons were handed in Over 180 weapons were handed in

FIVE guns have been handed into police following a weapons surrender in Barnsley.

Over 180 weapons are now in police possession following the three-week amnesty across South Yorkshire.

The types of firearms surrendered included shotguns, pistols and BB guns, as well as air rifles, handguns and a variety of ammunition.

A number of knives were also handed in, including samurai swords.

Immunity was provided against prosecution for possession at the time the weapon was handed in - however all the weapons will undergo forensic testing.

If the weapons are found to have been used in previous criminal activity, police say they will investigate, and that there could be potential prosecutions.

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