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30th Nov, 2021

Armed police arrest three in Rugby town centre in connection with imitation firearm offence

ARMED police arrested three men in Rugby town centre yesterday (Wednesday November 17) in connection with an imitation firearm offence.

Police responded to a report of a man with a firearm in Market Place at 2pm.

A 21-year-old man from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intention to cause fear of violence, affray and assault.

A 23-year-old woman from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intention to cause fear of violence.

An 18-year-old man from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence.

An imitation firearm was seized.

Det Sgt Alan Gardner from Rugby Proactive CID said: “We will deal robustly with everyone involved in this incident. If anyone has information that could help with our enquiries I would urge them to get in touch.

“I would like to thank local people and shop staff who provided support to officers responding to the incident.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact officers on 101, quoting incident 207 of November 17, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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