Wild West Britain: Terrifying arsenal of 24 firearms seized by police in just ...

Wild West Britain: Terrifying arsenal of 24 firearms including a Kalashnikov that have been seized by police in just one month as violent crime grips the nation A terrifying haul of weaponry was seized by police in just over one month  The arsenal includes pistols, a revolver made in 1898 and a Kalashnikov rifle  Since 2012 the number of firearm possession offences has jumped by 87%

By Rebecca Camber Crime Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:19 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 11:10 GMT, 2 February 2019

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This haul of 24 firearms, seized by police in just over a month, provides a chilling picture of rising gun crime in the UK.

The arsenal includes a sawn-off shotgun, Beretta pistols and a Kalashnikov.

In one instance, 60 patients and staff at a GP surgery were embroiled in a terrifying gun incident when a patient took a Beretta pistol and a magazine of blank ammunition into an appointment. Astonishingly, the GP kept calm and left the room when the patient took out his gun.

This haul of 24 firearms, seized by police in just over a month, provides a chilling picture of rising gun crime in the UK (pictured: What appears to be a self-loading pistol)

This haul of 24 firearms, seized by police in just over a month, provides a chilling picture of rising gun crime in the UK (pictured: What appears to be a self-loading pistol)

In one instance, 60 patients and staff at a GP surgery were embroiled in a terrifying gun incident when a patient took a Beretta pistol (pictured) and a magazine of blank ammunition into an appointment

In one instance, 60 patients and staff at a GP surgery were embroiled in a terrifying gun incident when a patient took a Beretta pistol (pictured) and a magazine of blank ammunition into an appointment

Pictured: A Kalashnikov AK47 assault rifle which was handed over to police in Canterbury

Pictured: A Kalashnikov AK47 assault rifle which was handed over to police in Canterbury

A Colt.445 calibre revolver made in 1898 was also handed in to officers during Kent Police's firearms surrender

A Colt.445 calibre revolver made in 1898 was also handed in to officers during Kent Police's firearms surrender

A woman reported that she was being held against her will in Stratford by a male in possession of a firearm. Officers entered the premises, secured the female, arrested the male and recovered the firearm

A woman reported that she was being held against her will in Stratford by a male in possession of a firearm. Officers entered the premises, secured the female, arrested the male and recovered the firearm

Officers in Bromley located found a suspect in possession of two firearms (pictured: What appears to be an MP40 submachine gun)

Officers in Bromley located found a suspect in possession of two firearms (pictured:

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