Officers tackling violent crime carry out raids in Rugby - two teenagers arrested

They were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences and conspiracy to commit violence towards a person

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:37 am

Officers tackling violent crime in Rugby have arrested two teenagers following raids in the town this morning (Tuesday April 13).

Following the raids in Rodney Close and Shuckburgh Crescent, two men from Rugby, aged 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences and conspiracy to commit violence towards a person. 

Searches are being carried out at both properties.

Officers tackling violent crime in Rugby have arrested two teenagers following raids in the town this morning (Tuesday April 13).

The warrants were carried out as part of Operation Reduce, an initiative launched following a number of violent crime incidents in the borough.

Detective Chief Inspector 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. If a crime is in progress or there is an immediate threat to someone call 999. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."