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More than 50 firearms handed into police during surrender campaign

Wed, 07 Aug 2019

Police on the Isle of Man have seen more than 50 firearms handed in as part of a two-week surrender campaign.

The Firearms Surrender launched on July 20th in a bid to encourage people to hand in any unwanted or illegal firearms to police.

53 Firearms, 1 Crossbow, 80 knives/swords/machetes, 6 prohibited articles/noxious spray/knuckle duster etc & 520 rounds of Ammunition were all handed in.

Those surrendering firearms did not face prosecution for illegal possession and will remain anonymous.

But if further examination of a surrendered firearm reveals a link to a crime, this will be investigated.



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