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VIDEO: 12 machine guns among items recovered in Devon amnesty

From submachine guns to incendiary devices, hundreds of weapons are now being destroyed after being handed in across Devon and Dorset.

Almost 600 firearms were handed in during a two week amnesty in November alongside 20,000 rounds of ammunition.

The list included 12 submachine guns, 153 shotguns, 82 pistols, 4 assault rifles, 100 air rifles and 72 revolvers.

Michelle Mounsey, Firearms and Explosives Licensing Manager for the Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance, said a number of items handed in during the surrender will be 'subject to investigative testing'.
 
She said: "As a result of this firearms surrender, hundreds of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition are off our streets. 

"While not every firearm is owned with the intent of criminal activity, every firearm becomes a weapon in the wrong hands.
 
"The campaign was very much an opportunity for anyone to hand in illegal, unregistered or unwanted firearms without risk of arrest at the point of surrender and while the campaign is now over, I would encourage anyone in possession of such a firearm or ammunition to contact us for safe disposal.”
 
"During the previous surrender in 2014, Devon and Cornwall Police received 446 firearms and 15,721 rounds of ammunition."

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