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Rugby community pay tribute at Lights Out ceremony

Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby, Reg Foster and Eileen Dunn, of the Bilton branch of the Royal British Legion Credit: Rugby Borough Council

Communities across Rugby took part in the Lights Out event last night to commemorate the start of the First World War.

MP for Rugby Mark Pawsey was joined by members of the Royal British Legion and the Mayor for the ceremony at the War Memorial at Whitehall Recreation Ground.

A single lantern was placed on the War Memorial gates at Whitehall Recreation Ground during the Lights Out ceremony. Credit: Rugby Borough Council
The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Ramesh Srivastava, at the Lights Out ceremony at the Webb Ellis Statue. Credit: Rugby Borough Council

Seventh person arrested over Rugby murder

Police have arrested a seventh person, a 27-year-old man, over the murder of a man in Rugby.

Jordon Banton, aged 23, was shot dead on Newton Road, near Newton Village, Rugby on Friday.

Three other men from the Rugby area aged 19, 28 and 34 were earlier arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody.

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Two arrested over 'assassination-style' attack released

Jordon Banton Credit: Warwickshire Police

Two men arrested on conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail following an assassination-style attack on a man in Rugby.

Jordon Banton was found shot dead in his car on Newton Road on Friday.

Three other men from the Rugby area aged 19, 28 and 34 arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody.

Two more arrested in Rugby murder investigation

Two more men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was shot in Rugby.

23-year-old Jordan Banton was found dead inside a car on Newton Road on Friday morning.

Police have also been given a further 28 hours to question a 19-year-old man.

Six arrests have been made so far.

Police given more time to question man on suspicion of Rugby murder

Police have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was shot in Rugby on Friday.

23-year-old Jordan Banton was found dead inside a car on Newton Road on Friday morning.

The 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder can now remain in custody for a further 28 hours.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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