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London police launch #GiveUpYourGun campaign as gun crimes increase

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 PM

The Metropolitan Police have launched a #GiveUpYourGun campaign, in an attempt to limit the amount of gun crime in the UK

The Metropolitan Police in London, England has launched a #GiveUpYourGun campaign as part of a week-long 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 per cent and has the third highest figure in London. In Enfield it is down 7 per cent, 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 February 6 and runs until 2300hrs on February 12.