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Two people arrested after man injured in Rugby

Two people have been arrested after a man was found with a head wound in Rugby earlier this afternoon.

Police were called to School Street in Rugby at around 3.15pm this afternoon. There were initial concerns the man had been shot however it is believed he suffered his injuries after being struck on the head.

He is currently in hospital receiving treatment, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A firearm has been recovered at the scene however it is not believed it was discharged.

Extra officers are in the area to reassure the local community and carry out enquiries into the incident.

A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and are in police custody.

Superintendent Emma Bastone said: "We know the local community will be concerned and I would like to reassure them officers quickly attended and dealt with the incident. At this stage we do not believe the firearm we have recovered was discharged and we believe the injured man has suffered his injuries after being struck on the head.

"Incidents of this nature are incredibly rare in the town and we responded quickly and appropriately to ensure the safety of the public.

"Two people have been arrested and are currently in police custody.

"We will have extra officers in the area throughout the evening to offer reassurance to local residents and to carry out enquiries."

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting reference 263 160618 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Issued: 5.30pm 160618 EH

Published 16/06/18