NORTH Wales Police are appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition.

Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes.

Some are held legally and are no longer required. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.

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The surrender starting today (Thursday, May 12) and ending Sunday, May 29, gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply taking them to a local police station and handing them over.

Detective Superintendent Mark Pierce, head of the Force Major Incident Team and Serious and Organised Crime Unit said: “In line with our vision to make North Wales the safest place in UK, we are keen to provide the general public with a quick and easy way to surrender firearms in their possession - for whatever the reason, such as inheritance, or no longer required.

"You can hand in firearms at identified police stations, or should you require assistance at your address, please call 101 to arrange a necessary appointment”

North Wales Pioneer:

If you know of people involved in illegal firearms call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Firearms can be handed in at the following locations:

  • Wrexham Police Station, Rhosddu Road; 8.30am/7pm – Mon to Sat and 9am/6pm - Sundays.
  • Mold Police Station, King Street; 9am/1pm and 3pm/6pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Rhyl Police Station, Wellington Road; 8.30am/7pm – Mon to Sat and 9am/6pm - Sundays.
  • Llandundo Police Station, Oxford Road; 9am/1pm and 3pm/6pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri Saturday.
  • Colwyn Bay Police Station, Rhiw Road; 9am/1pm and 3pm/6pm on Mondays.
  • Caernarfon Police Station, Maesincla Lane; 9am/1pm and 3pm/6pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and Saturday.
  • Bangor Police Station, Ffordd Gwynedd; 8.30am/7pm on Mon to Sat and 9am/6pm - Sundays.
  • Holyhead Police Station, 1 Stanley Street; 9am/1pm and 3pm/6pm on Tuesday and Thursdays.