Updated: Counter terrorism police and bomb disposal team called to Leamington - one man has been charged

He has been charged with firearms offences and police said 'there was no immediate threat to the public'

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 9:47 am

This story has been updated since it was published earlier as police have now charged a man with firearm offences.

Counter terrorism police have charged a man in Leamington on suspicion of firearms offences.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism detectives, backed up by members of the bomb disposal team, executed firearms warrants at two properties in the town on Monday evening (February 15).

Counter terrorism police have arrested a man in Leamington on suspicion of firearms offences.

Ben Styles, aged 23 from Plymouth Place, Leamington, will appear before Coventry magistrates today (Wednesday) accused of possession of a component part of a prohibited weapon and ammunition, and possession of Class A drugs.

A spokesperson for the police said: "The arrest was intelligence-led and there was no immediate threat to the public.

"The EOD attended to assist during our searches as a precaution."