Guns sighting sparks police alert at Doncaster school site

Police were called out to a Doncaster school after men with guns were seen on its playing fields.

Monday, 30th September 2019, 16:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 10:31 am

The two men were spotted with what were believed to be air weapons on the edge of the school fields at the Laurel Academy, in Mexborough, formerly Mexborough Academy.

Police arrived at around 12noon today after receiving a concerned call from the school.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the men with the air rifles had left the scene by the time the officers arrived, but police maintained patrols in the area in case they returned.

File pictures of an air gun

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She said it was believed they may may been shooting wildlife nearby, and that they had dogs with them.

A spokesperson for The Laurel Academy said: “We have liaised with South Yorkshire Police over an alleged incident.

“At no point was there a threat to staff or school buildings.”