Firearm found abandoned in Doncaster

A manhunt has been launched after police discovered a firearm abandoned in a car in Mexborough.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 2:55 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 3:09 pm
police appeal

At around 10.40pm yesterday (Sunday 20 March) officers on a routine patrol were in pursuit of a black Seat Ibiza.

The car travelled along West Street, Oliver Street and Schofield Street and stopped on Catherine Street where two men were seen fleeing the scene.

An extensive search of the area was carried out but the men remain outstanding.

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Both the vehicle and its contents are now being forensically tested.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw an 04-plate black Seat Ibiza being driven in the Swinton or Mexborough area last night.

Were you in the area at the time? Did you hear or see anything suspicious?

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 1219 of Sunday 20 March.