Four more people have been charged after a major police operation targeting gun crime in Huddersfield.

Police said Jamie Lloyd Simpson, 28, of Walton Croft, Dalton, Huddersfield, and Anthony Robinson and George Sweeney, both 33, and Peter Madu ,43, all from Merseyside, were due to appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court in Huddersfield this morning.

Yesterday three others appeared in court and were remanded in custody.

They were: Lewis Tynan, 23, Megan Atkinson, 22, and Gary Evans, 34, all from Liverpool. They were charged with possession of a prohibited weapon for sale or transfer – a 9mm Makarov self-loading pistol – possession of ammunition, namely, 16 x 9 Makarov bulleted cartridges for sale or transfer and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

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Police arrested eight people in total in a series of raids earlier this week. One has since been released on bail.

In one of the raids two people were arrested on the forecourt of the BP petrol filing station in New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, on Tuesday night.

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Several armed police officers swooped on a car and a man and a woman were arrested.

A gun was fired in a separate incident in Swan Lane, Lockwood.

Police described the operations as “pre-planned” and high visibility patrols were sent out as reassurance for the public.