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Gun amnesty in London reaps 83 firearms including deadly AK-47 Kalashnikov rifle

PUBLISHED: 13:49 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 15 February 2017

Some of the weapons handed in during the week-long gun amnesty (Pic: Met Police)

Some of the weapons handed in during the week-long gun amnesty (Pic: Met Police)

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A deadly AK-47 Kalashnikov is one of 83 weapons handed in as part of the Met’s week-long gun amnesty.

A pump action gun handed in during the amnesty (Pic: Met Police)A pump action gun handed in during the amnesty (Pic: Met Police)

A total of 83 firearms and 1,175 rounds of ammunition were surrendered during the amnesty which ended on Sunday.

Over the last seven days 13 pistols, eight shotguns, 40 air weapons/BB guns, 21 imitation guns and the AK47 were handed in.

Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Stokley, of the Met’s Trident and area crime command, said: “We had a fantastic response to the gun surrender and, as a result, some extremely deadly weapons have been taken off the streets of London.

“Trident officers will continue their work to reduce gun crime in the capital and anyone who is found in possession of an illegal firearm will be arrested and face at least five years in jail.”

Previous gun amnesty

The last gun amnesty in November 2015 lasted two weeks.

A total of 10 live firing weapons were handed in as well as 37 air weapons, 17 imitation weapons and 1,270 rounds of ammunition.

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