Two men have appeared in court in connection with an incident involving a shotgun.

Police were called to reports of a man carrying a weapon in Oxford Road, St Leonards, at 12.15am on Friday, July 1.

Officers arrested two men, and items including a shortened shotgun were recovered.

“No injuries were reported and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider community,” a Sussex Police spokesman said.

Aaron Aubrey, 28, of Oxford Road, St Leonards, has since been charged with driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession of a shortened shotgun, possession of cannabis and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas.

Daniel Cannon, 28, of Fairlight Road, Hastings, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine and producing cannabis.

Both defendants appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, July 2, and were remanded in custody, ahead of their next court appearance.

Police are appealing for information regarding the incident.

“Anyone who saw or heard anything is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Beaumont,” the spokesman added.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.”