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“Most Wanted” man arrested following police pursuit

Police hunting one of the region’s most wanted men – Coventry gang suspect Kai Flynn who is sought over a shooting – arrested a man in the early hours of this morning following a pursuit in Coventry.

Armed West Midlands Police officers surrounded an address in The Scotchill, Radford in Coventry, at around 1.30am and the 33-year-old was detained.

West Midlands Police have been hunting Flynn since a 2 May shooting in Cross Road when a man suffered a hand injury.

He’s also wanted for questioning about an allegation of blackmail on 25 May where it’s understood a man’s family was threatened with violence.

A man remains in police custody having been arrested in the early hours
A man remains in police custody having been arrested in the early hours 

Coventry Police Inspector Hasson Shigdar described the arrest as “very significant”.

He said: “Police and community intelligence links Flynn to gang activity in the city and the supply of drugs and firearms.

“We have carried out numerous arrest attempts to bring him into custody and the arrest we’ve made this morning is very significant. 

“Flynn is also wanted by colleagues in Warwickshire on suspicion of breaching a suspended prison sentence; we will be working with them and doing all we can to remand the suspect into prison.”

The arrest followed a suspected sighting of Flynn – from Tile Hill – in the Bell Green area and the subsequent police pursuit of a vehicle which was spotted being driven dangerously in Lydgate Road, Radford.

The pursuit was abandoned on safety grounds as the Mini sped at 60mph in 30-zones, jumped red lights and performed hazardous overtakes.

However, it was later found abandoned in Addison Road and a man arrested by officers from West Midlands Police’s firearms unit in nearby The Scotchill.