Lancashire Police are encouraging people in the area to dispose of their illegally held firearms or ammunition by taking them to a local police station.
The surrender gives people the chance to dispose of a firearm safely by taking them to a local police station. Individuals can protect their communities by potentially reducing the risk of crime within the area, making their neighbourhoods a safe place to live.
During the surrender period, those handing over firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession at the point of surrender. They can remain anonymous, however, the history of each live firearm will be checked in case it has been previously used in a crime.
Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered to a Public Enquiry Assistant at any designated police station – those surrendering a firearm are advised to check the opening times of their station.
Anyone unable to attend a station can phone 101 for advice. Anyone with information about someone involved in illegal firearms activity are urged to call the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Every call to Crimestoppers is anonymous and potentially vital to preventing serious crime and may just save someone’s life.
The National Firearms Surrender runs until 29th May.