An AK47 and a shotgun were among the deadly weapons handed into police during a week long campaign in London.

A total of 83 firearms and 1,175 rounds of ammunition were dropped off at police stations by the public during the Metropolitan Police's gun surrender.

Among the guns given over were 22 live firearms, including an AK47 rifle and a pump-action shotgun.

The full breakdown of the weapons surrendered included 13 pistols, eight shotguns, one rifle, 40 air weapons/BB guns and 21 imitation guns.

A selection of the deadly weapons handed into police

Footage from the Metropolitan Police shows how the deadly weapons are destroyed by heavy machinery to ensure they can never be used again.

Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Stokley, of the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, said: “We had a fantastic response to the gun surrender and, as a result, some extremely deadly weapons have been taken off the streets of London.

“Trident officers will continue their work to reduce gun crime in the capital and anyone who is found in possession of an illegal firearm will be arrested and face at least five years in jail.”

Pump action shotgun one of the deadly weapons handed in

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During the one-week surrender which began on Monday 6 February, those handing in firearms did not have to give their details to officers and could remain anonymous.

All weapons and ammunition will be forensically checked for evidence to see if they might be linked to a crime.

The last firearm surrender in November 2015, which lasted two weeks, saw 10 live firing weapons handed in as well as 37 air weapons, 17 imitation weapons and 1,270 rounds of ammunition.

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Story of woman asked by her boyfriend to look after a gun

As part of the campaign, the Met released a video with a message from a woman currently serving five years in prison after being asked by her boyfriend to look after a gun.

A voice portraying a woman, who police are keeping anonymous, says: "My boyfriend asked me to look after a gun for him.

"He told me I wouldn't be in danger

"I put my families life at risk. Everyone I lived with. Everyone I loved. I'm in prison for five years now.

"Hand it into police before your life gets ruined or someone you love gets hurt."

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