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.”