COUNTY NEWS: Air rifle found after police search Sussex house

An air rifle has been found after a search at a house in Sussex, police have said.

Saturday, 23rd September 2017, 4:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 9:47 pm
Police at the incident in Seaford. Picture: Dan Jessup

Police closed off Vale Road in Seaford earlier today after a report of someone with a weapon in a house. Read our original story on our website.

Officers were called to the property at 10.10am.

Detective Superintendent Carwyn Hughes said: “Our officers went into the property and found a lawfully held air rifle.

Police at the incident in Seaford. Picture: Dan Jessup

“We would like to publicly thank the member of the public who phoned us with their concern. Thankfully the weapon seen was an air rifle, however we would encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to call us.

“We’d also like to thank all the residents of Vale Road for their patience while we have been in the area.”