Leeds police stations joining weapons surrender drive

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POLICE stations in Leeds are set to play their part in a nationwide campaign that aims to rid the streets of guns.

West Yorkshire Police and other forces across the country are backing the firearms surrender initiative, which runs from November 13 to 26.

Members of the public are being encouraged to hand in guns as well as other weapons such as knives at police stations during the campaign.

West Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson said: “We want to remove weapons so they don’t end up in the wrong hands on the streets.

“Weapons don’t recognise county boundaries, so having a national surrender enables people across the region, and across the country, to surrender weapons safely and anonymously, no matter where they live.”

Police stations taking part in the campaign include Leeds District headquarters at Elland Road and Stainbeck Police Station in Chapel Allerton.

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