A total of 36 weapons and more than 500 rounds of ammunition were handed into police forces.

The national firearms surrender campaign, which ran between July 30 to August 4, saw two war trophy handguns, two shotguns, seven air weapons and a blank firing replica pistol handed to Hertfordshire Constabulary.

More than 150 rounds of live shotguns and rifle ammunitions were also handed in.

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire police forces had a total of 36 weapons during the surrender campaign.

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, said: “Our knife amnesty earlier this year was a great success and it is good to see that repeated with guns.

“Although our county does not have a big issue with gun crimes, every one that is taken off the streets could prevent a tragedy.”

To report someone who illegally owns a weapon, they should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.