Other finds across Birmingham and the Black Country included a stun gun, six blank-firing pistols, hammers and a total of 132 knives.
The 102 military-calibre rifle rounds were left in the weapon surrender bin at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, along with nine kitchen knives, two folding blades and one homemade knife.
In Birmingham, six blank-firing pistols were deposited in the Stratford Road Aldi bin, as were 30 domestic knives, one sheath knife and two machetes.
In the Lozells Road bin at the New Testament Church Of God were 16 kitchen blades, one soft air revolver and a stun gun designed to look like a torch.
And in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, there were three hammers, five kitchen knives and a folding blade.
Assistant West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Ashley Bertie, whose office supports the 13 surrender bins across the Black Country and Birmingham, said: “These potentially deadly weapons are now off the streets once and for all and have been destroyed.
“These bins are only successful if the community supports them and I would like to thank everyone who deposited a weapon for doing the right thing.
“Our streets are safer as a result of these bins. If anyone out there has a weapon – or knows someone who does – I would urge them to get rid of it in a surrender bin as soon as possible.”
|Location of bin||Contents|
|George Street, West Hockley, Birmingham||Four pocket knives; four kitchen knives; one broken cap gun (realistic)|
|New Testament Church Of God, 240-244 Lozells Road, Birmingham||16 kitchen knives; one soft air revolver; one stun gun torch|
|New Testament Church of God, Goosemore Lane, Erdington||10 kitchen knives|
|Old Tesco site, Five Ways, Birmingham||One large combat knife; eight kitchen knives|
|Tesco, Aston Lane, Birmingham||One knife|
|Aldi, 273 Stratford Road, Sparkbrook||30 domestic knives; one sheath knife; two machetes; six blank-firing self-loading pistols|
|New Testament Church of God, Wednesfield Road, Heath Town||Five kitchen; one folding blade; three hammers|
|Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton||102 military-calibre rifle rounds including tracer rounds; nine domestic knives; two folding blades; one homemade knife|
|Cannon Street Memorial Baptist Church, 330 Soho Road, Handsworth||19 knives|
|The Sports Hub Perry Barr, Holford Drive, Perry Barr||11 knives; CS gas canister|
|Green Lane Masjid, 20 Green Lane, Small Heath||Seven knives|
All of the weapons have now been removed and disposed of.
The full list of bin locations can be found here.
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