MORE than 200 firearms were handed over to Greater Manchester Police during a two-week appeal to get weapons off the streets.

A range of real guns, replicas and plastic imitation guns were surrendered to the force between Sunday, July 21 and Sunday, August 4.

It was part of the national firearm surrender which gave people the chance to give up their guns anonymously.

Among the firearms handed in there were a number of deactivated guns including an AK47, an Uzi sub-machine gun and a Bren WW2 machine gun.

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Weapons that have been handed in during the firearms surrender

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Superintendent Danny Inglis said: “The firearms surrender was a great success and any gun that gets handed in is one less on the street for criminals to get their hands on.

“The success of the surrender is as a result of continued efforts from officers, and our partners working together to safeguard, intervene and educate at the earliest opportunity.

“Guns have no place in Greater Manchester and we will continue to work hard to ensure the streets of Manchester remain a safe place to be.”

To watch a video about the firearms surrender click here.