Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man weapons amnesty: More than 90 firearms surrendered

Weapons amnesty
Image caption The weapons amnesty was authorised by the Isle of Man's Attorney General

More than 90 firearms have been handed in during a month-long weapons amnesty in the Isle of Man.

Police said 92 firearms, along with dozens of knives and other weapons including a cross bow, were surrendered at police stations across the island.

Firearms Officer Carl Woods said scale of the response was "surprising".

The scheme, authorised by the Attorney General, meant people handing in items are exempt from prosecution. Similar surrenders have taken place in the UK.

Image caption More than 90 firearms were handed in at four Isle of Man police stations in February

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