Armed police arrest man wanted for serious assault just off M40 near Banbury

Police seized a handgun during the motorway vehicle stop
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The Operational Patrol Unit for Warwickshire, known as OPU Warwickshire, said the vehicle was stopped during the early hours of this morning (Friday November 12).

The OPU team posted a message on their Facebook page, which said officers in an Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) conducted an armed stop on a BMW just off the M40 at Banbury.

During the vehicle stop officers learned the driver was wanted for firearms offences, serious assault and drugs.

After the stop a black handgun was found inside the glove box.

Police arrested both occupants of the vehicle.