Firearms stolen in Lewes flat burglary

A double-barrelled shotgun and rifle have been stolen during a burglary in which 50 gun cartridges were also taken, Sussex Police said.

The break-in at a flat in Lancaster Street, Lewes, took place between 12:00 and 16:00 GMT on New Year's Eve.

Police said the flat door had been forced and a secured and locked gun cabinet containing the shotgun and the cartridges were taken.

It had been forced off its fastenings in a concealed space in the flat.

The keys to the cabinet were not taken during the burglary

Both weapons were properly licensed and held by the owner of the flat, police said.

Det Con Gary Baker said: "We think that the burglary was carried out by someone who knew that there were firearms there."

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