Rotherham Weapons Surrender Launch

People in Rotherham who have weapons are being asked to hand them in to police as part of a firearms surrender.

It's aiming to prevent future crimes by getting things like guns off our streets.

You can hand them in at police stations for the next two weeks.

Armed Criminality lead for South Yorkshire Police, Detective Superintendent Una Jennings said: “Weapons do not recognise boundaries, which makes the national firearms and regional weapons surrender this month an ideal opportunity for people to anonymously hand in any guns, ammunition, knives and bladed articles.  

“While we know individuals already involved in criminality will be unlikely to hand in any weapons, there will be people who will have been passed down an antique firearm by a family member, or have items such as samurai swords that may have previously been used for decoration in the home, and they are now no longer wanted.

“The surrender provides the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of these weapons and to prevent them from ending up on the streets and falling into criminals hands, which only brings destruction and devastation to our communities.”

Both the regional weapons and national firearms surrender start on Monday, 13 November and will end at 11.59pm on Sunday 26 November.

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