Armed police search Brighton flats after gun threats reported

Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 9:42 pm

Picture by Ethel Sparrowhawk

Armed police searched a block of flats in Brighton this evening (Friday 9 June) after reports that someone there was being threatened with a gun.

Sussex Police were called out at just after 7.40pm. The force said: “Police were called to Ursa Court, in Lewes Road, to reports of a person being threatened with a gun in the block of flats.

“Officers attended, including armed officers, to deal with the incident.

“Cordons were put in place for public safety.

“Inquiries were made and no persons within the affected address were under threat.

“No persons with a gun were found.

“No arrests were made.”

Two hours later police were still at the scene but the incident appeared to be being treated as over.


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