Police find firearm while searching car in Sheffield

Police have recovered a firearm after searching a car in Sheffield.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 5:34 pm

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, January 11) a silver Suzuki Ignis was recovered from Brincliffe Hill in the Ecclesall area after causing an obstruction.

The vehicle was found to have no keeper or insurance.

As part of enquiries to identify the owner, a search of the vehicle was carried out by South Yorkshire Police’s Fortify team- during which a firearm was discovered.

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The car was searched after blocking Brincliffe Hill.

A spokesperson for the force said: “An investigation has now been launched and the firearm will be subject to a forensic examination.”

Anyone with information in relation to this incident that could help the investigation is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on non-emergency number 101.

Please quote the incident number 443 of January 12 2020.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.