A MAN was arrested by armed officers after he reportedly tried to self-harm with an air weapon.

Police attended a property in York Road, Bexhill, at about 4.55pm on Sunday.

The man was detained by officers after being struck by a baton round fired by specialist firearms officers.

There was no threat or risk to the wider public and upon arrest, an air weapon was seized by officers.

The man was taken to hospital as a precaution for medical treatment.

The Independent Office of Police Conduct have been advised.

A 53-year-old man from Bexhill was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

He remains in custody as of 11am today (March 25).