Woman arrested after police find gun in car - The Rugby Observer

Woman arrested after police find gun in car

Rugby Editorial 9th Jun, 2023 Updated: 9th Jun, 2023   0

A GUN has been found underneath a driver’s seat after police stopped a car in Brandon.

A 33-year-old woman from Leamington was stopped in a carpark in the village near Coventry yesterday (Thursday June 8), and a revolver pistol was found following a subsequent search.

The Vauxhall Astra, which had been reported stolen, was found to have had the number plates replaced.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, and theft of a motor vehicle.

A 37-year-old male was also arrested for the alleged offences. Enquiries are ongoing.

Det Cons Ross Kirby said: “Firearms are serious business, and we’re very happy we’ve managed to take another one out of circulation.

“Although offences involving non-air firearms have seen a small increase between 2021-2022 in the UK, the overall trend over the past five years has been a decline in total offences – a direct result of the concerted efforts of police across the country.”


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