Central Hunter police pleased with response to National Firearm Amnesty

Central Hunter police have been pleased with the response to the National Firearm Amnesty with 11 people handing in items since it began on July 2.

Under the amnesty, people in possession of unregistered firearms and related items can surrender, register or sell them without prosecution through to September 30.

Among some of the items surrendered were .303 rifles, a .22 rifle, an air rifle and boxes of ammunition.

One person handed in 98 bullets of .32 and .38 calibre ammunition at Cessnock Police Station.