Police recover gun after shots fired in St Leonards

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Police in St Leonards recovered a gun after receiving reports of gunshots being fired on Friday night.

Officers attended Cornwallis Gardens at around 10.30pm to reports of shots being heard and a window smashed. No one had been injured, and a search of the area recovered a gun in Cambridge Road, near to where the shots were heard.

A 45-year-old man from Hastings has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He currently remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said: “We are appealing to anyone in the area on Friday night who might have seen anyone acting suspiciously, heard the shots and seen any shortly after. We are reassured that we were able to find the firearm and that no-one was injured, however we are keen for the people in the local area to get in touch with information that might help us with our investigation.

“We are aware this could concern people living in the area, however we will be out patrolling and urge anyone who is concerned to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1696 of 18/09.

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