ARMED police swooped on a housing estate after loud gunshots were heard.

They were called to Sedlescombe Road North and Hoe Road in St Leonards on Wednesday at 11.15pm.

Later, inside a house in the area they found a cannabis factory with a “number of full grown cannabis plants”.

A 28-year-old man and 21-year-old woman, both from St Leonards, were arrested.

Detectives want to hear from witnesses about what happened at the address.

Detective Inspector Gavin Patch said: “We are trying to establish the circumstances of what happened at the address in the time leading up to the arrests and would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.

“In particular, we want to find out about anyone seen in the area, whether on foot or in a car, who was seen outside the house and especially, who may have been seen damaging the front door of the property.

“We do not believe that this was random attack and that the parties involved are very likely known to each other.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or report online and quote Operation Toucan.”