Police seize firearm from Doncaster traveller site during crackdown operation

The firearm, an air rifle, was seized from a traveller site just off Armthorpe Road, Armthorpe on Tuesday afternoon when armed police executed pre-planned warrants in the area.
The firearm, an air rifle, was seized from a traveller site just off Armthorpe Road, Armthorpe on Tuesday afternoon when armed police executed pre-planned warrants in the area.
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A firearm has been seized from a Doncaster traveller site, as part of an ongoing operation to tackle armed criminality in the borough.

The firearm, an air rifle, was seized from a traveller site just off Armthorpe Road, Armthorpe on Tuesday afternoon when armed police executed pre-planned warrants in the area.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman: "Police in Doncaster have seized an air rifle, following pre-planned warrants executed.

"At about 4.30pm, armed officers searched a caravan site just off Armthorpe Road, where the weapon was recovered from.

"The warrants are part of ongoing work to tackle armed criminality.

"No arrests have yet been made."

Residents have also reported seeing a heavy police presence in Amthorpe last night.

South Yorkshire Police have been contacted for more information on whether this is connected to the ongoing operation to tackle armed criminality in Doncaster.