Police have arrested a man in Bognor Regis following allegations he was in possession of a firearm.
Sussex Police told V2 Radio that officers received a report of a man with, what was believed to be, a firearm in John Street, near to Bedford Street just before 5pm today. (2nd April).
The suspect, a 44-year-old local man, was detained by officers after he exited a shop in High Street,in the town. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearms with intent to cause fear or violence and remains in police custody at this time.
No injuries were reported and police recovered an imitation handgun.
You may have seen our officers earlier today (2 April) in High Street, #BognorRegis.— Arun Police (@_ArunPolice) April 2, 2021
We swiftly arrested a man following reports he was allegedly in possession of a firearm.
An imitation firearm was recovered.
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If anyone has information to assist the investigation please report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1003 of 02/04.
Source: Sussex Police.