90 weapons handed in during firearms surrender in West Yorkshire

It took place from July 20th to August 4th.

90 firearms have been handed in across South Yorkshire, during a national firearms surrender campaign.

The firearms surrendered included functional and imitation models, and any handed in could be done so without fear of prosecution during the two week period.

Weapons handed in included 31 ‘live’ firearms including 21 handguns, eight shotguns, a taser and a rifle.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Mark Ridley of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Illegally held firearms can cause great harm to the communities we serve.

“These are now firearms that can no longer pose a threat and I would like to thank everyone who brought guns in.

This surrender was part of the ongoing work to reduce this type of crime, which also includes having dedicated resources to investigate firearms discharges and using gang injunctions to target those individuals caught up in the cycle of organised criminality which often includes the use of and access to illegal firearms*.

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