Jordan Banton named as country lane shotgun victim

The scene near Newton Road, Newton Jordan Banton, 23, from Rugby, was found on Friday in a car near the village of Newton, north east of Rugby

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A man found dead in his car in a country lane in Warwickshire had suffered a single shotgun wound to the head, a post-mortem examination found.

Jordan Banton, 23, from Rugby, was found on Friday in a car near the village of Newton, north east of Rugby.

The post-mortem test comes as police examine a Vauxhall Insignia car which they believe was used by the gunman.

The vehicle was found in the Hilmorton area of Rugby on Sunday after police issued a picture of it.

Warwickshire Police said the car had made off from the scene along Newton Road and into Newton village and then to the A5.

Officers said it was a "targeted incident" and the victim's car had been forced off the road and into a ditch.

A 19-year-old man from the Rugby area was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of murder. On Monday, police said magistrates had given them a further 28 hours to question him.

Two men in their 30s, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, have been bailed.

A woman arrested on Friday, has been released with no further action being taken.

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