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Rugby shooting victim named as police find car

Police have named the man who was shot dead in an 'assassination-style' attack in Rugby on Friday as Jordan Matthew Banton.

The 23-year-old, from Rugby, was found in a car on Newton Road near Rugby at around 11.40am on Friday.

Post-mortem tests have revealed the cause of death to be a shotgun wound to the head, Warwickshire Police said.

Detectives are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry and a number of warrants are being executed in the Rugby area.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Two more men in their 30s who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail while a woman was released without any further action.


Thanks for all the RTs- we have now found the Vauxhall Insignia believed to be involved in the Rugby murder, we really appreciate your help

It comes as police examine a silver Vauxhall Insignia which police believe was used by the gunman.

The car was found by a member of the public in the Hilmorton area of Rugby at around 7pm yesterday just hours after police issued a picture of the vehicle.

A force spokesman said Mr Banton's family have been kept fully updated in relation to the ongoing investigation and specially trained officers are providing support.


Police hunt car used in Rugby shooting

Detectives have released details of a car which they believe may have been used by gunmen who shot and killed a man in an "assassination-style" attack.

The man, in his 20s, was found dead in a car which had been forced off Newton Road in Rugby on Friday.

Officers are now looking for a silver hatchback, believed to be a Vauxhall Insignia with the numberplate VK63 LWL.


Thanks for all RTs.We need everyone's help looking out for Vauxhall Insignia VK63 LWL,could have been used by offenders in Rugby shooting.

Appeal for bus passengers near scene of shooting

People travelling on the X44 bus between Hinckley and Rugby are being urged to contact police as they may have vital information about an "assassination-style" shooting.

A man in his 20s was found dead in a car which had been forced off the road yesterday morning.

Officers say they know a bus passed Newton Road at around the time of the murder, and want to know if anyone spotted a silver hatchback car travelling away from the scene at high speed.

The driver of a maroon-coloured car has now spoken to police.

Supt Adrian McGee said officers believe the man had been targeted specifically by the shooter, but said patrols had been increased around the area to reassure the community.

We know that a bus travelled along Newton Road near to the time of the incident.

We are particularly keen to hear from passengers travelling on the X44 bus service from Hinckley to Rugby yesterday through Newton village who may have seen a silver hatchback vehicle travelling at speed.

We had previously had reports that two vehicles were seen driving away from the scene.

The driver of the red car has now contacted the police, however we are still interested to hear from anyone who may have seen a silver car in the locality of this incident.

– Supt Adrian McGee, West Mercia Police

Third arrest in Rugby 'assassination-style' shooting

A third arrest has been made after a man was found dead from gunshot wounds in Rugby, Warwickshire.


Rugby shooting latest news - a third arrest has been made this morning. Two men now in custody. Still need public help for any information

Police are also appealing for passengers on the X44 bus travelling from Hinckley to Rugby to get in touch if they saw a silver hatchback in the Newton Road area.

Read: Man shot dead in 'assassination-style' attack

Rugby murder an 'assassination-style targeted attack'

Police in Warwickshire say the fatal gun attack on a man, believed to be in his 20s, in a car in Newton near Rugby in Warwickshire was a targeted attack, delivered like an assassination.

Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee said the car he was found in had been forced off the road.

Police think the suspects were in a silver hatchback. The second vehicle now appears to have been ruled out of the inquiry.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, and they are in custody.


Man was found in car in Newton with gunshot wounds

It happened on the road into Newton, Warwickshire
It happened on the road into Newton, Warwickshire Credit: ITV News Central

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot in Newton, near Rugby in Warwickshire.

The man was found in an abandoned vehicle with gunshot wounds after a member of the public called police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One car left the road while two vehicles were seen making off along Newton Road towards Newton Village and the A5.

Two arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a silver hatchback and a maroon or red car driving off.

Ambulance service confirm attendance at Newton

The West Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed it attended the scene of a 'serious police incident' in Newton, near Rugby in Warwickshire, at 11.45am.

The ambulance crews left the scene at 1pm, but police are still at the scene, and Newton Road is closed.

The service says it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

Read: Resident tweets armed police picture in Newton

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