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Kalashnikov Handed To Police During Arms Surrender

172 firearms and almost 4,000 of ammunition were seized during the surrender.

Weapons seized by Kent Police 140219 CREDIT Kent Police

A Kalashnikov and a rifle are just two of the many weapons handed to the Kent Police during the surrender (Picture: Kent Police).

A Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle was handed in to Kent Police as part of a firearms surrender that ran between January 21 and February 6, 2019.

The deactivated weapon was passed to officers in January together with a magazine and some dummy rounds.

A total of 172 firearms and 3,857 rounds of ammunition were seized during the surrender. This includes three Italian starting pistols and a Walther PPK blank firing replica pistol along with some blank rounds.

"We had an excellent response to this year's surrender," said Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Holmes.

"Every firearm off the streets is another weapon which has been prevented from being potentially used in criminal activity and potentially another life which has been saved."

The aim of the surrender was to allow people to safely hand over unwanted or illegally held weapons or ammunition.

Some other interesting weapons handed in include a Colt New Service .445 calibre revolver forged in 1898, a type of revolver used by British and Commonwealth forces up until the end of the Second World War.