More than 300 weapons have been handed in to Gloucestershire Police during a two week-long amnesty.

Items collected at police stations across the county ranged from illegal zombie knives and flick knives, to nunchucks and shotguns.

Chief Inspector Carl Bourne said: "I'd like to thank the public for their support during this campaign.

“The vast majority of the knives that were handed in are now classified as illegal to possess in your home address after a recent change in the law.

"Some items that fall into this category are; butterfly knives, disguised knives, flick knives, zombie knives and swords."

There were seven amnesty bins located at police stations across the county.

Of the items handed in there were:

• 317 knives of various types

• 3 batons

• 1 nunchucks

Guns were also put in the amnesty bins including:

• 4 shotguns

• 3 imitation firearms

• 1 air weapon

A number of ammunition rounds were also handed in.

DCI Bourne added: “Any number of weapons put in the bins is a success. Every single one is taken off our streets and now won't be causing any potential danger. The knife surrender is over but our work isn't. We will continue to work hard to prevent violent crimes in Gloucestershire."

"We are confident that we have started a conversation in many households about weapon ownership and knife crime."

The knife bins were located at: Bearlands, Cirencester, Coleford, Hester’s Way, Stroud, Dursley, Tewkesbury and Stow.

All the weapons handed in will now be destroyed.

The surrender was part of a national campaign called Op Sceptre, aimed at tackling knife crime.