South Yorkshire Police unveil stash of guns, knives and ammo handed in

Det Supt Una Jennings with weapons handed in during a police surrender scheme
Det Supt Una Jennings with weapons handed in during a police surrender scheme

Guns, knives and ammunition handed in as part of a 'surrender scheme' have been unveiled by South Yorkshire Police.

In the first week of the two-week scheme, 62 weapons were handed in, including 13 pistols, seven shotguns, four handguns and over 400 rounds of ammunition.

Guns, knives and ammunition handed in during a police surrender scheme

Guns, knives and ammunition handed in during a police surrender scheme

A walking stick sword has also been handed in to South Yorkshire Police.

Police chiefs want mums, sisters and girlfriends of men who carry weapons to hand them in to reduce the risk of their loved ones using them or getting injured themselves.

Those who take part in the surrender scheme will not be prosecuted for possessing the weapons.

Investigations will only be launched if examinations reveal that any of the weapons have been used in crimes.

A gun handed in as part of a police surrender scheme

A gun handed in as part of a police surrender scheme

Weapons handed in to South Yorkshire Police

Weapons handed in to South Yorkshire Police