Leicestershire Police is taking part in a two week national surrender of firearms and ammunition from Monday 13 November 2017.
It has been three years since the last national firearms surrender and five years since Leicestershire held its own surrender. Forces across the country are appealing to people to hand over any unlawfully held or unwanted guns and ammunition to prevent them from getting into criminal hands.
The surrender initiative is being co-ordinated by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS).
Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to threaten or harm local communities. The surrender gives members of the public the chance to dispose of a firearm or ammunition by simply taking it to a local designated police station and handing it in.
Guns and ammunition can be surrendered at the following designated police stations across Leicestershire;
Mansfield House 8am – 10pm (7 days a week)
Market Harborough 10am – 4pm (Monday to Friday)
Braunstone 10am – 4pm (Monday to Friday)
Hinckley 9am – 6.30pm (9 – 3pm Saturday and Sunday)
Wigston 9am – 6.30pm (10 – 6pm Saturday and Sunday)
Keyham Lane 8am – 8pm (8am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday)
Spinney Hill 10pm – 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Beaumont Leys 8am – 8pm (9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday)
Melton Mowbray 9am – 7pm (9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday)
Hinckley Road 10am – 4pm (Monday to Friday)