Fifth suspect arrested by police investigating Brighton shooting

Posted On 06 Sep 2019 at 8:28 am

A fifth person has been arrested by police investigating a shooting in Brighton.

Sussex Police said: “Police have made a fifth arrest as the investigation into a shooting in Brighton on (Sunday) 4 August continues.

“A 26-year-old man from Brighton was arrested in the city on Thursday morning (5 September) on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He has since been released on conditional bail until (Thursday) 3 October.

“Inquiries to locate a shotgun believed to have been involved in the incident are ongoing.

“This weapon remains outstanding at this stage – anyone with any information about this is urged to come forward.

“A 21-year-old man of no fixed address, arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, has been re-bailed with strict conditions until (Thursday) 7 November to allow further inquiries to be completed.

“A 24-year-old man from East Grinstead, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, remains released under investigation pending further inquiries.

“A 22-year-old woman from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, remains released under investigation pending further inquiries.

“A 42-year-old woman from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and failing to comply with conditions of a shotgun certificate, remains released under investigation pending further inquiries.”

Detective Inspector Chris Thompson said: “We have searched a number of properties and we are still working tirelessly and following up a number of lines of inquiry as this complex investigation continues.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone with any information about the incident, the outstanding shotgun or anyone involved.

“Inquiries are ongoing and our officers will continue to carry out high-visibility patrols in the area to provide community reassurance. If you know something, please approach us and report it to us.”

Sussex Police added: “Anyone with any information can report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1712 of 04/08.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report it online.”

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