Suffolk

Lowestoft amnesty collects 220 weapons over eight weeks

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Image caption Knives were the largest item handed in during the weapons amnesty

More than 220 weapons were handed in during an eight-week amnesty in Suffolk, police said.

The weapons were collected in bright yellow amnesty bins located around the town and port of Lowestoft.

The total of 227 included 118 knives, shotguns and dozens of more unusual items including a cutlass.

The haul also included cutlery, a revolver, a box of shotgun cartridges, three rifles, five hunting knives, a BB gun and a handgun.

Meat cleavers, pepper spray, a bayonet and novelty lighters which closely resemble handguns were also surrendered.

Sgt Steve Wright, based in Lowestoft, said: "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."

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