MORE than 100 potentially lethal weapons have been handed in to police in the second week of a weapons amnesty.
A crossbow, rifles, seven swords and five bayonets are among the items collected in specially adapted bins at Huddersfield police station and others across West Yorkshire.
There are also 73 knives, and 12 handguns and pistols. Other items include a knuckleduster, a cosh, 340 rounds of ammunition and a home made Oriental-style throwing star.
The amnesty is being run by West Yorkshire Police's Target Initiative and has received the backing of Frances Lawrence, whose husband, headteacher Philip Lawrence, was stabbed to death outside a London school in 1995.
When an imitation firearms amnesty was run last year 63 fake guns were handed in.
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Graham Moore said: "Every offensive weapon in public hands is potentially lethal.
"People can literally save lives by disposing of items now."
The amnesty ends at midnight on February 11.