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Dozens of weapons surrendered

Dozens of weapons surrendered

Published at 1:46pm 26th January 2016. (Updated at 1:52pm 26th January 2016)

More than 60 weapons, including guns and knives, have been handed over to West Yorkshire Police in the last week.

It's part of a campaign to stop weapons getting into the wrong hands.

Members of the public can dispose of them at police stations including Keighley.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: "I am very pleased that we have had 60 weapons surrendered. These are weapons that can now never be used for illegal means.

"I would also remind people that there are still five days until the surrender finishes on 30 January, so there is still time for people to surrender their weapons and I would encourage people to do so."

The campaign is being backed by teacher Vincent Uzomah who was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford.

He said: "Weapons are not toys, so please do not carry one. I nearly lost my life in the hand of a knife-carrying student in school, and my family was devastated.

"Our society is safer when you don't carry one - hand in any weapon in your possession today please."

More information about the campaign at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/HandInYourWeapons