Sussex

Gun arrest after gang seen in flats in Eastbourne

Police officer outside Eastbourne flatss
Image caption Police remained at the flats overnight

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm after a gang were seen running into block of flats with a gun and baseball bats in Eastbourne.

Armed officers and a police helicopter surrounded the flats in Etchingham Road, Eastbourne, at 20:00 BST on Tuesday.

Nearby residents were warned to remain in their homes.

Sussex Police said a 34-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested.

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