Police are holding a firearms amnesty to help clear Bradford’s streets of illegal guns and ammunition.

The firearms surrender will last until May 29, giving people the chance to hand weapons into six West Yorkshire Police stations without fear of being prosecuted.

People do not have to hand over their contact details during the surrender.

It is part of a national surrender, which saw 90 weapons surrendered in West Yorkshire in 2019

Police received a total of 31 ‘live’ firearms including 21 handguns, eight shotguns, a taser and a rifle – as well as large quantities of ammunition, including 1,500 shotgun cartridges.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Pat Twiggs said: “It is important that in the fight against gun crime we look to get as many illegal guns as we can off the streets.

“If just one weapon is taken off the streets, that reduces the chances of it being used in criminality.”

Any illegal firearms can be handed into police stations in Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Elland Road and Wakefield District Headquarters.
West Yorkshire’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE added: “We have all seen the harm weapons can do.”

Anyone with concerns about the safety of transporting a firearm should call 101 to make arrangements.