Derby

Amnesty in Derby nets hundreds of weapons

Weapons handed into Derbyshire Police during amnesty
Image caption The weapons will all be destroyed except for one World War II firearm

More than 280 weapons have been handed in at police stations in Derby during a month-long amnesty.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said the weapon amnesty will help to make the city's streets safer.

Among the weapons recovered were illegal handguns, a World War II firearm and a crossbow.

All of the weapons will be destroyed, police said, except the World War II weapon which will be offered to a museum.

Fourteen swords, eight machetes and 230 knives were surrendered at police stations and at a mobile police unit during May.

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