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Nobody injured in firearms incident

Police closed the roads around Preston Circus in Brighton for around an hour on Monday evening (February 4th) to reports of a man with a gun at a flat on London Road.

The call was made at 7.30pm and officers closed the roads in the area while a 30-year-old man was detained. He has been arrested for firearms offences and remains in custody this evening.

No-one was injured in the incident and Sussex Police would like to thank people for their patience while the roads were closed.

Police hunt armed robbers

CCTV image of robbery suspect
CCTV image of robbery suspect Credit: Kent Police

There's been an armed robbery at a shop in Rochester. Police were called on 8:40 on Saturday evening to a shop on Borstal Street after two men were reported to have threatened staff with what's thought to have been a hand gun. The men left on a motorbike with about £100 cash and some cigarettes.

CCTV image of robbery suspect
CCTV image of robbery suspect Credit: Kent Police

One man has stocky build, about 6'3", grey hooded top and gloves, dark trousers and a white and blue crash helmet with a circular motif.

The other man is thin, about 5'11" with white baseball cap, black jacket with a white or yellow stripe and black shoes.

Police say it could be linked to an armed robbery at a Post Office in Milton Regis, Sittingbourne on 10 December. Anyone with information is asked to call DC Dave Godden on 101 quoting reference XY/039327/12.

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Hunt for gunman: first pictures

Police have closed the road beside the hotel Credit: Tom Savvides

Kent police have launched an investigation after reports of a man threatening staff at hotel in Hythe with a gun.

They were called to a hotel in Princes Parade at 10:30am this morning following a report that a man had entered the hotel and made threats towards a member of staff.

He was reportedly carrying a firearm.

Guests have been evacuated and the man is still believed to be inside the building.

A police care blocks the road in Hythe Credit: Tom Savvides

Police hunting gunman in Kent

Kent police have launched an investigation after reports of a man threatening staff at hotel with a gun.

They were called to a hotel in Princes Parade in Hythe at 10:30am this morning following a report that a man had entered the hotel and made threats towards a member of staff.

He was reportedly carrying a firearm.

Armed officers attended and the hotel took the decision to evacuate guests. A search is ongoing for the suspect. No one was injured in the incident. The road is currently closed.

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