Guns seized during clampdown in Goldthorpe

By Antony Clay | 16/02/2017

Guns seized during clampdown in Goldthorpe

AIR rifles and BB guns were seized in Goldthorpe during a special police initiative.

Operation Duxford was carried out across the Barnsley area on Wednesday (Feb 15) and saw officers conducting warrants as well as giving out crime prevention advice.

It follows similar Operation Duxford projects elsewhere in South Yorkshire, most recently in Doncaster.

As part of the operation, a warrant executed at a house in the Goldthorpe area saw officers seize two air rifles and two BB guns, in addition to a quantity of cannabis.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

Other activities took place around Barnsley town centre and Barnsley Interchange, as well as in Kendray.

Ch Insp Mark James said: “Through working with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the street pastors, the council, DVLA and the Home Office immigration team and UK Border Agency, we were able to make a number of arrests and remove a quantity of drugs from the streets of Barnsley.

“Operation Duxford enables us to put the focus on Barnsley for a day. However, I want to stress that each and every day, our officers are continuing to work protect vulnerable people in Barnsley and tackle issues such as antisocial behaviour and drugs offences.”

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