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NEWTON MURDER: More arrests made

The road to Newton remained closed over the weekend following the shooting on Friday, as police continued to search the area

The road to Newton remained closed over the weekend following the shooting on Friday, as police continued to search the area

Superintendent Adrian McGee, who is leading the murder investigation into a fatal shooting of a man which occurred on Newton Road near Rugby, has confirmed that two further arrests have been made.

The murder investigation began as a result of a man, Jordon Banton aged 23, being found with gun shot wounds in a vehicle at around 11.40am on Friday. Mr Banton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The scene and the surrounding area were cordoned off while officers carried out a detailed search and forensic examination. Officers and staff from Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Speaking about the latest developments, Superintendent McGee said: “I can confirm that two men were arrested in Cardiff on Monday on suspicion of murder as part of our investigation.

“The two men are aged 28 and 34 and from Rugby and they remain in custody at this time.”

“Although six arrests have now been made as part of our investigation, we would still like to hear from anyone who may have information which could assist us. We are very grateful to the local community for their help in sharing our appeals which have been vital in assisting the police in this complex investigation.”

In relation to the other arrests made as part of this investigation:

On Friday 25 July, two people were arrested. A female was released with no further action and a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and was released on police bail on Saturday 26 July.

On Saturday 26 July, a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and was released on police bail on Saturday 26 July.

A 19-year-old man from the Rugby area, who was arrested on suspicion of murder on 26 July remains in custody, following an extension for further detention.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Warwickshire Police on telephone 101 quoting incident number 155 of the 25 July 2014 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 
 
 

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