25 guns handed in as part of ongoing firearms surrender across West Yorkshire

Guns and ammunition have already been handed in as part of the Force’s ongoing firearms surrender.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 3:50 pm
So far, 25 guns had been surrendered as well as various items of ammunition.

And officers are calling on the public to hand in more with just over a week of the surrender still to run.

The surrender, which started on Saturday, July 20 and runs until Sunday, August 4, gives people the opportunity to hand in their unwanted/illegally held guns and items of ammunition without the fear of prosecution for possessing them.

So far, 25 ‘guns’ had been surrendered as well as various items of ammunition:

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So far, 25 guns had been surrendered as well as various items of ammunition.

*17 Air weapons/ gas operated weapons

*8 live firearms

Inspector Sarah Burton of West Yorkshire Police, said, “This is part of a national firearms surrender and I want to see as many guns handed in as possible. Once handed in these guns cannot then be used to cause harm in our communities.

“It is great to see that we have had some guns handed in already but I suspect there are still more out there and I am appealing directly to anyone who might have an illegal firearm to come forward and hand them in.

“They may not understand that holding such a weapon is illegal or they may have overlooked an antique gun gathering dust in the loft.

“There may also be people who know a loved one who for some reason has a gun in the house and they quite understandably fear for their safety and that of others in the property.

"My appeal to them would be to bring those firearms in and take them out of circulation. They can do so anonymously.”

The police stations you can surrender your firearms are:

Wakefield District HeadquartersHavertop LaneNormantonWF6 1FD

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Bradford Police StationTrafalgar HouseNelson StreetBradfordBD5 0DX

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Dewsbury Police StationAldams RoadDewsburyWF12 8AR

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Halifax Police StationRichmond CloseHalifaxHX1 5TW

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Huddersfield Police StationCastlegateHuddersfieldHD1 2NJ

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Keighley Police StationAiredale HouseRoyd Ings AvenueKeighleyBD21 4BZ

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Leeds District HQElland Road Police StationElland RoadLeedsLS11 8BU

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun

Leeds Stainbeck Police StationStainbeck LaneLeedsLS7 3QU

8:00am - 10:00pm - Mon - Friday

08:00 - 20:00 Sat + Sun