POLICE have arrested two men on suspicion of firearms offences following raids in the town this morning (Tuesday April 13).
Officers carried out the warrants at houses in Rodney Close and Shuckburgh Crescent as part of Operation Reduce, an initiative launched following a number of violent crimes in the borough.
Two men from Rugby, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and conspiracy to commit violence towards a person.
Searches are being carried out at both properties.
Det Ch Insp Neil Reader from Warwickshire Police Proactive CID said: “Tackling violent crime in Rugby is a priority for the force and we are committed to doing everything we can to identify those causing fear in our community.
“Information from the public helps us to identify those involved in violent crime and take dangerous weapons off the streets. If you have any concerns or information that could help us tackle violent crime then please contact us.
“There will be a big police presence in Rugby over the coming days and I would urge anyone with concerns to speak to an officer.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101, or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.