Nearly 600 firearms handed in to police during amnesty

Authored by News Desk

Nearly 600 firearms were handed in to Devon and Cornwall Police during the firearms and ammunition surrender which ran from 13 – 26 November this year.

The campaign, instigated by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS), was supported by other forces around the country, including Dorset Police.

Items voluntarily surrendered at police enquiry offices across the...

Firearms officers issued with Body Worn Video cameras

Authored by News Desk

Firearms police officers are to be issued with body-worn video cameras following a successful trial.

The equipment is being issued to 270 Authorised Firearms Officers (AFOs), across Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police.

The rollout of the cameras follows a successful trial and public consultation.

The cameras will be issued to all firearms officers and...

Warning after hoax firearms incident

Authored by News Desk

Police are warning people not to make hoax 999 calls after officers were deployed to a bogus firearms incident in Plymouth on Sunday 21 June.

Officers were called to Freedom Fields Park around 10.45pm after a report to ambulance control that a child has been injured with a firearm and the male suspect was still on scene.

Local and firearms officers and the police helicopter...

Police launch arms amnesty

Authored by George Dawson

Devon and Cornwall Police is holding a two week amnesty for the surrender of unlawfully held or unwanted firearms and ammunition.

Members of the public can hand in items at police stations in Exeter (Heavitree Road), Torquay, Plymouth (Charles Cross and Crownhill), Barnstaple, Bodmin, Camborne, St Austell and Truro between 3 and 17 November.

They will be able to do this without...

Man surrenders after firearms stand off

Authored by Mary

Police have arrested a 32 year-old man in a firearm incident after a nearly four hour long standoff in Barnstaple last night (2 December).

The man was threatening to harm himself and anyone who might approach him on Castle Street from around 4pm

Police cordoned off the area closing down the Strand and the surrounding area in Barnstaple to ensure the safety of all parties....

Police say no weapon recovered after city armed police arrests

Authored by JenniferJ

Police were called to an incident in Plymouth yesterday, Wednesday 5 June 2013, after a man in his 20s and a teenage woman were threatened in the street by three men.

Police say the incident took place in Cotehele Avenue, Prince Rock at around 1315 hours.

It was believed at the time that one of the three suspects may have had a firearm, but police say no weapon has been...

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