Humberside

Humberside Police gun amnesty: 56 weapons received

More than 50 firearms have been handed in to Humberside Police during a two-week gun amnesty.

The 56 weapons include shotguns, rifles, handguns and pistols along with rounds of ammunition. Several replica and BB guns were also received.

The amnesty was prompted by a change in the law in July, when the maximum penalty for possession increased from 10 years' imprisonment to life.

The force said: "Our streets are safer now as a result of this initiative."

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