A MAN was arrested after reports of a gunman in a busy supermarket.

Police were called to Costcutter in Hailsham High Street at 12.08pm today to reports of a man with a firearm.

A man was arrested and a “bb” handgun was recovered.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “There have been no reported injuries and no shots were fired, there is no ongoing risk to the community and there is no suggestion of terrorism or organised crime being involved.

“The investigation is at an early stage and no further information is available at present.”