You may be aware of articles in local newspapers which have been circulated, alluding to the seizure of realistic imitation firearms from an individual in Hertfordshire. The article implied that the airsoft replicas had been confiscated by the police after the owner displayed them on social media. This rightly caused concern in the airsoft community.

We at UKAPU began looking further into this case as soon as we received word of it. We’ve come to the conclusion that this case is not relevant to airsoft skirmishing and there are no issues raised by this case which will affect our members – despite the concerning way the case was portrayed within the press release.

Due to the nature of the case we are not able to make further comments regarding this matter, and will not be pursuing for further information.

~ David