Tyne & Wear

County Durham gun amnesty haul includes WW2 rifle

Firearms handed in during amnesty Image copyright Durham Constabulary
Image caption Cartridges, shotgun shells and rounds of ammunition were also given up

Pump-action shotguns, a World War Two semi-automatic rifle and a crossbow have been surrendered to police during an amnesty in County Durham.

Durham Police had said no-one handing in firearms and other weapons during the week-long dispensation would face prosecution for illegal possession.

Other items included starting pistols, rifles, a Victorian pocket revolver, air weapons, ammunition and cans of incapacitating spray.

The firearms will be destroyed.

A muzzle-loading shotgun was handed in by an 86-year-old man who said it had belonged to his grandfather.

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