Rastrick man on firearms charges

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A Rastrick teenager has appeared at court after a haul of weapons was found at a factory in Elland.

Dominic Barker, 19, from Arnold Royd, was at Bradford Crown Court charged with firearms offences. He was given bail and will appear back at court on July 12 for a preliminary hearing.

A second man, aged 69, was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The drama unfolded after police were called to reports of an industrial accident at the unit on Halifax Road at 12.35pm last Wednesday.

Two decommissioned grenades, three licensed shotguns and a further firearm were found at the site.

The area was temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure while military experts ensured the safety of the guns and grenades

The industrial unit was taped off and police stood guard for several days. Calderdale Way was closed for safety reasons.