THREE people were arrested after a group ploughed through public parks in a car while carrying weapons.

Police in Hastings were alerted to the group's crime spree over the weekend and set about chasing them down.

One witness described seeing a car driven through Alexandra Park in Hastings on Saturday morning as her children played in the area.

Hastings Police assisted officers from Sussex Roads Police in hunting for those responsible and, working together, the two teams were able to detain three suspects yesterday.

A Sussex Roads Police spokesman said: "Three (people have been) arrested for a string of offences in the east of the county.

"(A) car was driven while drunk through parks and open public spaces, (with those inside) in possession of weapons and acting in a threatening manner.

"(The) car was seized and the assistance  of Hastings Police was greatly received."