23rd Apr, 2018

Two men arrested following Leamington firearms incident

Ian Hughes 14th Apr, 2018

DETECTIVES investigating a reported firearms incident in Leamington have made two arrests.

Police responded to a report two men with firearms were trying to gain entry to a property on Buckley Road in Lillington shortly after noon on Friday.

Later in the day, two 19-year-old men from Leamington were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They remain in custody while investigations continue.

Det Insp Neil Reader said: “We are aware that this incident will cause concern in the local community. I’d like to reassure people that at this time we believe this was a targeted incident, and the suspects and victim were known to each other.

“In response to this, we will have an increased policing presence in the area to provide reassurance.”

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 101 quoting incident 155 of April 13, or Crimestoppers anonymously via www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.

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