Armed police at suspected siege in Peacehaven

Armed police at suspected siege in Peacehaven

Armed police at suspected siege in Peacehaven

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Armed police are at the scene of a suspected siege in Peacehaven.

Officers and paramedics are currently gathered outside a block of flats in Trafalgar Close off Roderick Avenue.

A man has just been led by police from the building.

The drama started at about 10.30am with neighbours gathering outside to watch but being held back by a cordon.

People were prevented from entering or leaving properties in the area.

Police dogs and officers in tactical gear are at the scene.

A police spokesman said: "Armed police officers are at a flat in Peacehaven where a man reported that a woman was being held at gunpoint on Thursday morning.

"Police were called to Beresford House in Trafalgar Close at 9.24am.

"At 10.43am a woman was brought out of the property, followed by a man at 11.10am.

"The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon (a knife) and the woman has been taken to a local police station to assist police with their enquiries."

Superintendent Grenville Wilson added: "We are confident that there is no danger to the public and the incident has been contained. The allegation has not been substantiated and no firearm has been recovered at this time."


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11:29am Thu 2 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Hope this ends soon with no casualties
Hope this ends soon with no casualties getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 0

11:46am Thu 2 Jan 14

simps46 says...

Another piece of superb Argus reporting What is a suspected siege?????????????? Engage Brain before using keyboard!!!!!
Another piece of superb Argus reporting What is a suspected siege?????????????? Engage Brain before using keyboard!!!!! simps46
  • Score: -8

12:07pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Goldenwight says...

PEACEhaven living up to it's name, then? Like above, hope we don't see any gunplay.
PEACEhaven living up to it's name, then? Like above, hope we don't see any gunplay. Goldenwight
  • Score: -6

12:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

'Suspected' probably journo shorthand for 'had a report about', 'don't know the full facts', 'thumb in mouth' syndrome!
'Suspected' probably journo shorthand for 'had a report about', 'don't know the full facts', 'thumb in mouth' syndrome! Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 4

12:34pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Brighton Living says...

simps46 wrote:
Another piece of superb Argus reporting What is a suspected siege?????????????? Engage Brain before using keyboard!!!!!
Unless they are inside they wouldn't know would they that why they use the word suspected you Tw@t!
[quote][p][bold]simps46[/bold] wrote: Another piece of superb Argus reporting What is a suspected siege?????????????? Engage Brain before using keyboard!!!!![/p][/quote]Unless they are inside they wouldn't know would they that why they use the word suspected you Tw@t! Brighton Living
  • Score: 4

1:45pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Crystal Ball says...

The Leader once described Peacehaven as "Tedious". Clearly this is not the case.

On another note, if a knife is classed as an offensive weapon then most people are guilty of possession. Should eating utensils be banned?
The Leader once described Peacehaven as "Tedious". Clearly this is not the case. On another note, if a knife is classed as an offensive weapon then most people are guilty of possession. Should eating utensils be banned? Crystal Ball
  • Score: -13

1:59pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Goldenwight says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
The Leader once described Peacehaven as "Tedious". Clearly this is not the case. On another note, if a knife is classed as an offensive weapon then most people are guilty of possession. Should eating utensils be banned?
Reminds me of a statistic I once saw.

Apparently, the worst year since 1945 for terrorism related deaths in the UK was (I may misquote here) 2004 when there were 27. The year before there were none at all.

Yet every year, over 50 people are killed in ladder related incidents.

We spend billions of pounds combatting terrorism (how effectively we will never know) but we could immediately slash the number of deaths attributed to ladders for a nominal sum. doesn't make sense, does it?

(Please note that these figures do not take into account people killed by terrorists with ladders)
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: The Leader once described Peacehaven as "Tedious". Clearly this is not the case. On another note, if a knife is classed as an offensive weapon then most people are guilty of possession. Should eating utensils be banned?[/p][/quote]Reminds me of a statistic I once saw. Apparently, the worst year since 1945 for terrorism related deaths in the UK was (I may misquote here) 2004 when there were 27. The year before there were none at all. Yet every year, over 50 people are killed in ladder related incidents. We spend billions of pounds combatting terrorism (how effectively we will never know) but we could immediately slash the number of deaths attributed to ladders for a nominal sum. doesn't make sense, does it? (Please note that these figures do not take into account people killed by terrorists with ladders) Goldenwight
  • Score: 5

8:26pm Thu 2 Jan 14

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Hope this ends soon with no casualties
idiot
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Hope this ends soon with no casualties[/p][/quote]idiot I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
  • Score: 2

10:24pm Thu 2 Jan 14

greeg2 says...

Armed cops upping their profile here me thinks.One minute it was a gun,then it was a knife.
I think the idea is that we're all supposed to feel safer knowing that the police have taken a water pistol off the streets.
Armed cops upping their profile here me thinks.One minute it was a gun,then it was a knife. I think the idea is that we're all supposed to feel safer knowing that the police have taken a water pistol off the streets. greeg2
  • Score: 0

10:28pm Thu 2 Jan 14

hubby says...

Nice place Peacehaven.
Nice place Peacehaven. hubby
  • Score: 1

12:46am Fri 3 Jan 14

matlock says...

Seems an appropriate response to me. A man reported to police that a woman was being held at gunpoint. If anything warrants an armed response, surely this does?
Seems an appropriate response to me. A man reported to police that a woman was being held at gunpoint. If anything warrants an armed response, surely this does? matlock
  • Score: 2

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