Firearms surrender organised by police

Northumbria Police is taking part in Operation Aztec, part of a national firearms surrender, from November 13-26.

Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 8:59 am
Northumbria Police is taking part in a firearms surrender initiative.

The initiative gives members of the community an opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of firearms and ammunition.

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The purpose of the surrender is to reduce the risk of harm to the public as well as protecting our communities. Previously such items have included weapons that have been overlooked, antiques, inheritances or that belong to family and friends.

This is a surrender not an amnesty. This surrender does not mean that the police will not investigate any offences prior to its surrender and the public should be reassured that they will continue to vigorously investigate offences linked to any firearm they receive.

Firearms can be handed into Berwick police station.