Brent Police urges residents to hand in guns and weapons during fortnight amnesty
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Brent Police have released images of piles of guns and weapons surrendered as part of the citywide #giveupyourgun campaign.
The two-week amnesty, which gives residents the chance to safely dispose of firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition runs at Wembley Police Station in Harrow Road, Wembley, from 7am-11pm every day until December 6.
Hundreds of firearms and weapons have already been handed in, and police in Brent are encouraging people to come forward to ensure the dangerous weapons are taken off the streets.
People handing in firearms and imitation weapons such as BB guns and air rifles during this period may not face prosecution for illegal possession and can remain anonymous.
Each live weapon handed in will be assessed by firearms officers, with some weapons being forensically checked for evidence.
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This year the campaign will focus on imitation weapons, BB guns and air weapons, and the potential for these items to be mistaken for genuine weapons.
The Met is also launching social media campaign #secondstodecide on Twitter which asks participants to make a split-second decision as to whether firearms are fake or imitation.
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