Man arrested and Dewsbury homes searched in firearms operation

Armed police conducted armed raids on several properties in Dewsbury and its surrounding areas on Saturday.

Monday, 15th October 2018, 10:23 am
Updated Monday, 15th October 2018, 11:23 am
Police cordons were in place at properties in Dewsbury this weekend.
Police cordons were in place at properties in Dewsbury this weekend.

Witnesses on Chickenley Lane reported a strong police presence and forced entry into a property at around 3am.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Officers were conducting arrest warrants in the Dewsbury area in the early hours of Saturday morning (13 October).

"A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm at an address in Tingley.

"Police cordons remained in place at properties in Dewsbury while they were searched by police officers."