OUR mystery pictures today focus on a police siege that took place at some point in the 1970s.

The Argus has no record of who was involved or why the siege in Buxton Road, Brighton took place.

A classic and almost unrecognisable police car can be seen parked outside a house in the road.

Do you recognise any of the people pictured or the police officers dealing with the incident?

Duke Street in Brighton is one entrance to The Lanes, the popular name for the Old Town of Brighton.

A famous cricketing family, the Wisdens, had a sports shop in the street for many years.

It is now a street full of fashion shops and modern bars.

Many years ago Victorian horse-buses were diverted up this street because North Street was too steep for them to manage.

This created traffic congestion so the northern part of the street, leading to a road widening scheme in the 1870s.

This is the main reason there are two different shaped sides to this street.

On one side, there are older bow-fronted buildings, varying in height.

On the other, you can see a uniform terrace of considerably larger white Victorian buildings.

Duke Street was originally named Cragg's Lane.

In 1887, the Brighton Equitable Co-Operative Society was formed at Number 29 in the street.

The group started out with 64 members.

The society was fortunate to have social reformer George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906) as its president.

In 1892, he published his memoirs in a book entitled Sixty Years of an Agitator’s Life.

He lectured on socialism and supported the co-operative movement.

Number 4, Browns restaurant, was the fire station of the Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade from 1875 until 1921.

Duke Street was pedestrianised to the west of Middle Street in April 1983 and is now viewed as one of the city's most attractive shopping streets.

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