Sussex

Arrests after five-hour stand off in Eastbourne

Stand-off at Hazelwood Avenue, Eastbourne
Image caption Two men left the property after negotiations with police and were arrested

Two men have been arrested after a five-hour stand-off with Sussex Police following reports that a man was being held against his will.

Police set up a cordon around the flat in Hazelwood Avenue, Eastbourne, at about 19:00 GMT on Monday.

Following negotiations with the two men they left the property at 00:15.

A 38-year-old man was detained on suspicion of false imprisonment. A 52-year-old was arrested for wasting police time.

Both men remain in police custody.

Police said no firearms had been involved and no evacuation of neighbouring houses had been necessary.

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