Police raid uncovered tasers, nunchucks and over 30 knives in Doncaster

A police raid in Doncaster has uncovered taser guns, nunchucks and over 30 knives.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th February 2018, 2:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th February 2018, 2:10 pm
The haul recovered from the property
The haul recovered from the property

A police raid in Doncaster has uncovered taser guns, nunchucks and over 30 knives.

Officers discovered the illegal haul on Crookesbroom Lane in Hatfield as part of Operation Sceptre, a week of action and enforcement across South Yorkshire to tackle knife crime.

Ch Supt Shaun Morley (left), Detective Chief Inspector Paul Wilson

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The search resulted in the seizure of 32 knives, two stun gun torches, eight knuckle dusters, three extendable batons and three replica handguns.

A 47-year-old was arrested on suspicion of importation of prohibited weapons and for possession of prohibited weapons. He remains in custody being questioned by officers.

Doncaster Chief Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “I am really pleased with the seizure of these offensive weapons, which were highly likely to have found their way into our communities, and the amount of violence and harm that has potentially been prevented cannot be underestimated.

“There is no place in South Yorkshire for weapons such as these and I want to reassure the public in Doncaster hat we will continue to work hard to keep you safe.

Two tasers were also recovered

"We will continue to increase our action upon the minority committing crime and disorder and we will always take action on information received.”

The operation has seen similar raids and police activity across Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley.

Anyone with any information is being urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Ch Supt Shaun Morley (left), Detective Chief Inspector Paul Wilson
Two tasers were also recovered