Headlines: Merseyside antique gun amnesty sees 14 ‘viable’ weapons handed in

WATCH: Your latest news update for Liverpool on Tuesday, 7 December.

🚔 After a two-week amnesty on antique firearms, 14 working weapons have been handed into Merseyside Police.

Shotguns, revolvers and self-loading pistols, nine blank firers, 12 air weapons and a quantity of ammunition were surrendered to police.

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Chief Superintendent and Head of Investigations Mark Kameen said: "Regardless of whether a gun is viable or not, if one of these weapons was pointed at someone, it would definitely scare them, and that is reason enough to take them off our streets.

“In addition to this, the 14 viable weapons we had handed in have the ability to injure and kill someone, again showing the importance of this surrender.”

🗣️ A new suicide prevention campaign has launched, encouraging people to reach out and start a conversation – whether they are worried about someone – or are in crisis themselves.

Reachout Liverpool reminds us that anyone can have suicidal thoughts and how talking about suicide could save or change a life.

💷 Wirral Council must make millions of pounds worth of cuts to eliminate its £25 million budget deficit.

The latest forecast, discussed by councillors earlier this week, painted a grim picture for the authority.

Wirral Council might consider closing libraries, leisure centres and golf clubs, as well as selling Wallasey and Birkenhead Town Halls.