Police have not yet found a gun following the armed seige in Brighton

The 34-year-old man following his arrest yesterday

The 34-year-old man following his arrest yesterday

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Police say they have not yet found a gun after an armed siege ground Brighton's Vogue Gyratory to a standstill for almost four hours yesterday. 

This morning a police spokesman told The Argus: "No weapon has yet been found and enquiries continue to trace it.

"The 34-year old man arrested is still in custody for interview and further enquiries.

"The Firearms Act offence on suspicion of which he was arrested is the alleged possession of a firearm with intent to cause the fear of violence." 

Sussex Police's armed response unit swooped at 2.17pm yesterday after reports a man had been seen with a gun. 

At lest four officers armed with rifles and dressed in body armour, shields and helmets entered a block of flats at the Vogue Gyratory soon after. 

Around 50 officers controlled a cordon around the scene for several hours and at about 5.30 a man wearing slippers  was arrested inside and led out in handcuffs. 

Police said no shots were fired and no one was hurt. 


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