Four men arrested after gun fired in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Four men arrested after gun fired in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 8th Feb, 2023   0

FOUR men were arrested after gunfire was heard in Whitman Way, Warwick on Tuesday night (February 7).

Police responded to reports that a firearm had been discharged at 10.30pm.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

A suspected firearm and cocaine were recovered at the scene.




A 20-year-old man from Warwick was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of class A drugs.

A 24-year-old man from Warwick was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.


A 19-year-old man from Leamington was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

And a 21-year-old man from Leamington was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and affray.

Chief Inspector Faz Chishty, local policing commander for South Warwickshire, said: “This was a particularly concerning incident and not something we will tolerate in our communities. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

“Armed police were quickly on the scene to deal with the situation and identify those involved. At this time, we believe we have identified all the people involved and that they were known to each other.

“There will be an increased policing presence in the area over the next few days to provide reassurance to our communities and I urge anyone with any concerns or information to speak to an officer.”

Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or with information that could help with their enquiries. They are particularly keen to hear from anyone with mobile phone, dash cam or door cam footage from the area around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident number 363 of 7 February 2023. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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