VIDEO: Gun amnesty announced by police

A gun amnesty is being held by Northamptonshire Police for the first time in a decade.

Between September 15 and 28, people will be given the chance to surrender unlawfully held guns, ammunition, replica guns or air weapons.

A gun amnesty is being held by Northamptonshire Police

A gun amnesty is being held by Northamptonshire Police

People will also be able to surrender lawfully held guns, ammunition or air weapons which are no longer wanted.

The force last held a guns amnesty about ten years ago, when 523 weapons were handed in.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “The force’s decision to hold an amnesty again follows similar operations by Nottinghamshire Police and Leicestershire Police. It is not being held because of any gun problems in the county.”

As part of the amnesty, people will be able to call 101 and request an appointment to hand over a weapon.