Armed police arrested a man suspected of pointing a toy gun at a baby in the street.

A woman walking her child in a pram in Coleridge Street, Hove, called police to say a man in his 50s had pointed a gun at the child and said: “Pow, pow.”

Police launched a search with armed officers.

They found a man at a bus stop near the junction of Westbourne Street and Portland Road. A toy gun was seized.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.

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