UPDATE: Man arrested for possessing offensive weapon after overnight Kenilworth pursuit

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A man was arrested for possessing an offensive weapon and dangerous driving after an overnight pursuit which started in north Leamington, continued through Kenilworth and ended in Balsall Common.

The pursuit began in Blackdown last night (Thursday February 4) after officers from Warwickshire Police stopped the vehicle and approached it on foot. The car then drove off along the A452 in an effort to escape.

The offender drove through Kenilworth and Balsall Common before it was boxed in by pursuing officers, including officers from West Midlands Police.

The car tried to ram the police vehicles to get away. After this failed, the offender tried to flee on foot, but officers caught up with the driver and arrested him.