Man arrested after gun shots in Hove

Posted On 19 Sep 2021 at 11:55 pm

Gun shots in Hove this evening brought firearms officers on to the streets and the police helicopter joining a search.

Police arrested a suspect who was still in custody late tonight.

Sussex Police said: “Firearms officers responded to a report of gun shots being heard in First Avenue, Hove, on Sunday night (19 September) at about 9.30pm.

“The road was closed off and the NPAS police helicopter was called to help with the search.

“A man was arrested for possession of a firearm in a public place and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and alarm.

“He is currently in custody.

“No one has was harmed.”

Chief Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw said: “This is a fast moving investigation and I want to reassure the public that there is no threat to the wider community.

“This is not terrorist-related.

“We will continue to have a number of officers in the area while we continue our inquiries and I would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding.”

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