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Firearms surrendered in Bromley and Bexley

PUBLISHED: 16:24 25 November 2014 | UPDATED: 16:24 25 November 2014

Guns were handed in in Bromley and Bexley.

Guns were handed in in Bromley and Bexley.

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116 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition have been handed in at police stations across South London.

They were surrendered during the Met’s first firearms surrender in six years.

Det Chief Insp Gary Bruce said: “We had an incredible response to the gun surrender and I want to thank Londoners for their enthusiasm in getting behind this campaign and supporting us.

“The surrender has led to a significant number of lethal-barrelled weapons and ammunition being taken off the streets, preventing them from falling into the hands of criminals, in particular gang members, and helping to further reduce gun crime in the capital.

“We have seen a substantial number of antique or ‘granddad guns’ handed in, ultimately these firearms are live weapons and can be used to kill or injure someone.

“Of the firearms recovered, around 25 per cent will be sent off for further forensic examination to see if they have been involved in crime.

“Those with antique value will be passed on to museums, collections and Leeds Armoury, the remaining firearms will be destroyed.”

In Bexley a total of 17 weapons were handed in, with a quantity of ammunition.

10 of them were live weapons, two air weapons and five imitation weapons.

Live weapons surrendered included a Smith and Wesson revolver, flare guns, a rifle and ammunition believed to be from the Boer war.

In Bromley a total of 31 weapons were handed in, with a quantity of ammunition.

15 weapons were live weapons, six were air weapons and 10 were imitation weapons.

Live weapons surrendered included a Smith and Wesson revolver, a Martin-Henry 1896 rifle, shotguns and a walking stick gun.

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