Police issue update following Chichester 'shotgun' incident

Police have detained a person following reports of a man being seen with a 'shotgun' in Chichester today (Friday, May 28).

Police cars in Priory Road today
Police cars in Priory Road today

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Police officers responded to a report of a man seen with a shotgun in the vicinity of Litten Gardens, Chichester at 2pm on Friday (28 May).

"Officers have now detained a man in relation to the incident.

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"As the suspect was reported to be near two schools, we worked with them to take precautions to keep pupils and staff safe while we investigated the report. No threats were made and no one was harmed.

"We would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we responded to this fast moving incident."