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« on: December 06, 2014, 02:59:09 PM »

Thames Valley Police launched a forcewide firearms and ammunition surrender across its Force area at 8am on Monday 24 November.  The surrender continues until 10pm on Sunday 7 December, inclusive.
During this period, unlicensed guns, bullets and old or antique firearms can be handed in to police, without facing prosecution for illegal possession of the weapons.

To date, a total of 121 firearms have been surrendered to stations across the Thames Valley.  The distribution of these is as follows:

Abingdon police station - 16
Slough police station - 2
Maidenheadpolice station - 18
Newbury police station - 10
Oxford police station - 8
High Wycombe police station - 16
Reading police station - 5     
Banbury police station - 10
Loddon Valley police station - 20
Milton Keynes police station - 6
Aylesbury police station - 10
The police have also received 16 lots of ammunition and a grenade.

Weapons handed in to front counters will be forensically examined and information sent to National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) where appropriate.

Leading the campaign, Ch Insp Lindsay James said: “We are extremely pleased with the amount of firearms and ammunition that the public have handed in. I would like to thank the public for the excellent response. Every weapon handed in is one less that could end up in the wrong hands. There are five days left of the surrender and I would encourage the public, particularly those who haven’t surrendered any firearms, to take any unwanted firearms, ammunition, antique or old weapons, stun guns, CS Gas or pepper spray to the nominated stations”.

Unlicensed guns, bullets and firearms should be surrendered by handing them into the front counter of any of the following participating stations (please note opening times):

Milton Keynes Police Station (open 24/7)
St Aldates Police Station (open 24/7)
Reading Police Station (open 24/7)
Aylesbury Police Station (8am – 10pm)
High Wycombe Police Station  (8am – 10pm)     
Loddon Valley Police Station  (8am – 10pm)
Abingdon Police Station (8am – 10pm)
Slough Police Station   (8am – 10pm)   
Maidenhead Police Station (8am – 10pm)   
Banbury Police Station (8am – 10pm)   
Newbury Police Station (8am – 10pm)


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