Man with gun arrested in White Rock Road

A quick response by police resulted in the safe arrest of a man in possession of a gun in Hastings.

Just before 11am yesterday (July 6th) officers responded to a report of a man with handgun in his pocket, walking along the seafront near Hastings Pier. Following an intensive search of the area officers spotted a man in nearby White Rock Road and he was arrested without incident. A BB-gun was seized together with a gas ammunition canister for the weapon.

After being interviewed on suspicion of unlawful possession of the weapon, the 45-year-old man was released under investigation.

Superintendent Howard Hodges said: “This was prompt and efficient work by our local officers and firearms officers working as a team to ensure the incident was safely and quickly resolved without any risk to the public.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related

Jailed! St Leonards man published ‘obscene article’

A St Leonards man who a videoed himself sexually assaulting a woman – then shared it with friends – has been jailed. Mark Stevens abused his victim, who is known to him, while she was naked and either asleep or unconscious at her home in Rye on the evening of October 3rd, 2018. He used […]