Weapons seized on ‘challenging night’ for Rotherham police

Police seized a Taser gun, knife and a number of Airsoft guns in Rotherham on what an inspector described as ‘one of the most challenging shifts for some time’.

Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 6:29 am
Updated Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 6:32 am
Airsoft guns seized in Rotherham. Picture: @SYPOperations
Airsoft guns seized in Rotherham. Picture: @SYPOperations

Temporary Insp Jim Sheard said the weapons were seized overnight on Saturday, with the help of the South Yorkshire Police Operational Support Unit.

The Taser gun, a knife and several Airsoft guns were all seized.

Airsoft guns seized in Rotherham. Picture: @SYPOperations

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Posting on Twitter, Temp Insp Sheard said: “Genuinely one of the most challenging shifts for some time. Multiple high risk incidents and relentless incoming demand. @SYPRotherham cops have worked exceptionally hard all night and continue to do so, protecting people from harm.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101.