‘Give up the gun’ – police launch firearms surrender
Monday 13th November 2017 09:11 Crime Derbyshire News Posted by Adam Higgins

Police in Derbyshire are urging people to ‘give up the gun’ as part of a national firearms surrender, which launches today (Monday). 

Over the next two weeks (from November 13 to 26), people can hand in their firearms and ammunition anonymously with no questions asked and no risk of prosecution.

You can hand them in to your nearest designated police station, which for High Peak residents is in Buxton, or call 101 to arrange collection. To receive advice on how best to transport a weapon responsibly from home to a police station, call 101 before travelling.

Although firearm crime continues to decrease, the surrender offers people the opportunity to safely surrender illegal firearms, a number of which may be held by people in innocence or ignorance of their illegality.

Police want to collect as many firearms as possible during the campaign.

If you have any information about gun crime, you can call police on 101 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.