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Cumbria Constabulary are holding a county-wide weapons surrender for members of the public to hand in any unlawfully held or unwanted firearms, knives, ammunition or other weapons.

The Constabulary is joining other forces across the UK in holding a firearms surrender in order to prevent them getting into the wrong hands.

In Cumbria the surrender has been widened to include knives and other weapons. Each weapon that is handed in makes Cumbria a safer place as that is one more weapon that will not be used for criminality.

During the surrender period, those handing over weapons will not face prosecution for the illegal possession, at the point of surrender, and can remain anonymous.

Where can I hand in weapons?

You can hand your weapons in at any of the designated police stations, they are:

  • Barrow
  • Carlisle
  • Kendal
  • Penrith
  • Whitehaven
  • Workington

To check on opening times please

If you are unable to attend one of the designated police stations you can arrange for an officer to collect any weapons from your home address by contacting police on 101.

Important advice regarding transporting weapons to police stations

  • Place weapons in a box or strong bag and put ammunition in a separate box or bag.
  • Never attempt to take an uncovered weapon out in public. 
  • Please go directly to a designated station when handing in a weapon.

Why it is important to hand weapons in?

Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Some are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.

By handing in weapons you are making Cumbria a safer place.

Please watch the below video for just how important it is to hand in weapons that you do not require


For more information on the weapons surrender please CLICK HERE  


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