Guns amnesty will last at Motherwell Police station until May 29 and you won't' be asked for your name

Police have launched a firearms amnesty that can see the items handed over without their owners being prosecuted.

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Anyone who opts to hand over an unwanted or illegal firearm can do so without giving their name at Motherwell Police Station.

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The campaign which is being run by Police Scotland’s Firearms Licensing Unit wil run until Sunday May 29.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs said: “The purpose of the firearms surrender campaign is to remove firearms from criminal availability and therefore reduce the risk of harm to the public and our communities.”

Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans Keith Brown said:“By removing unwanted weapons this important campaign by will help keep our communities safe and prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands.”