Handgun found in hedges next to Dewsbury primary school

A handgun has been found in hedges next to a church and school on the Dewsbury-Batley border.

Thursday, 22nd June 2017, 1:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 3:13 pm
Entrance to St Paul's Church next to Hanging Heaton Junior and Infant School.

The discovery was made last night by member of the public near to St Paul’s Church in Hanging Heaton.

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The car park by the church, which backs on to Hanging Heaton Junior and Infant School, was taped off this morning.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The item was recovered by Police and is being examined today by specialist officers. Enquiries are ongoing today to investigate the circumstances of how it came to be there.”