Wakefield District Weapons Surrender Launch

People in Wakefield and the five towns who have weapons are being asked to hand them in to police as part of a firearms surrender.

It's aiming to prevent future crimes by getting things like guns off our streets.

You can hand them in at police stations for the next two weeks.

West Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson said: “We want to remove weapons so they don’t end up in the wrong hands on the streets. Weapons don’t recognise county boundaries, so having a national surrender enables people across the region, and across the country, to surrender weapons safely and anonymously, no matter where they live.

"Incidents involving the reported use of weapons are treated very seriously. West Yorkshire Police work closely with partners to ensure people who live, work and visit the county remain safe.

"Communities hold the key to helping reduce firearms related crime. Information from witnesses and local communities is vital if we are to obtain evidence needed to arrest and prosecute offenders and we would ask people to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

“We want as many weapons as possible and would encourage people to hand them in.”

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