Police continue patrols a week on from Leamington shooting - The Leamington Observer

Police continue patrols a week on from Leamington shooting

Leamington Editorial 18th Aug, 2023   0

POLICE continue to patrol the streets and talk with residents a week after the shooting of Ben Daly.

Officers and detectives launched a murder investigation following the shooting of 30-year-old Ben Daly in Leamingtion last Thursday.

Six people have been arrested – five on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and one on suspicion of murder. All have been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

The father-of-one was found by police with a gunshot wound in Clemens Street around 3am on August 10. The 30 year-old was taken to hospital but died shortly after as a result of his injuries. It is believed he was shot a short time earlier in nearby Frances Havergal Close.

Insp Simon Ryan said: “It is now one week since Ben Daly tragically lost his life in this appalling incident. I’m sure I speak for the entire community when I say that our thoughts remain with his friends and loved ones.

“This is not the sort of tragedy that anyone would expect to happen in Leamington, and we know that residents have been left shocked and worried.

“Though all intelligence indicates this was an isolated incident, people will still feel deeply concerned.

“Over the last week, officers and detectives have been out on the streets and knocking on doors- not only to gather evidence but also to speak with the community and reassure them.

“Residents will have noticed a particularly strong police presence in the area through today as we once again knock on doors to engage with residents and ensure that no stone has been left unturned with our enquiries.

“Officers – both in uniform and in plain clothes – we will remain out and about in the community to ensure you all feel safe.

“In the meantime our investigation is progressing rapidly, and we would urge anyone with information to contact us if they have not yet done so.”

The force has set up the following link where members of the public can provide information and upload photos and video. This can be provided anonymously. mipp.police.uk/operation/23HQ23E47-PO1

Information can also be provided by going to www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or by calling 101. Quote incident number 33 of 10 August 2023.


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