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Weapons' amnesty netted 59 guns

Derbyshire Police have revealed that 156 weapons have been surrendered during their latest amnesty.

A total of 59 guns and 107 knives have been handed into police stations during the drive.

The amnesty, which is due to finish on Sunday, is part of a wider project tackling gang-related crime.

Sharon Squires director of the Derby Community Safety Partnership Director said she was delighted with the response from the public.

Ms Squires said: "Every gun and knife that is handed into the police is one less that can be potentially used on the streets of Derby."

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