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Londoners urged to hand in their firearms as gun crime rises

AWARENESS: Gun owners are being asked to hand in their weapons to the police (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA)

THE METROPOLITAN Police has launched a #GiveuUpYourGun campaign as part of weeklong firearm surrender.

The campaign will give people in Enfield & Haringey the opportunity to safely dispose of firearms, imitation weapons or ammunition without having to give their details to police.

The campaign comes as a result of recent figures showing gun crime in Haringey is up 15% and has the third highest figure in London. In Enfield it is down 7%, however the area is still eleventh highest figure in the city.

Local London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney described the amnesty as playing a ‘vital’ role in the fight against gun crime.

The campaign, which is part of the Met’s ongoing work to reduce gun crime and remove illegal weapons from the streets of London, began on Monday (Feb 6) and runs until 2300hrs on Sunday (Feb 12).

Firearms and ammunition can be taken to Tottenham or Edmonton Police Stations, which are open 24 hours a day.

Speaking on the campaign and gun crime in London, local Labour London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM said: “It is extremely worrying to see gun crime going up across the capital. Every single incident brings misery to the individuals involved, and to their friends and families.

“I would urge anyone reading this who is in possession of a firearm – or knows someone who is – to hand it in at Tottenham or Edmonton Police Stations. You won’t have to leave your details, and you’ll help to make our community safer.

“Gun crime is a serious problem in our city, and schemes like this are vital to tackling it.”

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