Police respond to ‘man with suspected handgun’ near Hastings station

A firearms unit was called to Hastings railway station after reports of a man with a suspected handgun, according to police.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 5:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 5:28 pm

Police said they were called to the scene at 12.09pm on Monday (April 29).

Confirming the incident today (Wednesday, May 1), a police spokesman said: “It was thought by the informant to possibly be a plastic gun and no threats were made, but it was being waved around and a firearms unit was deployed to assist local officers.

“A thorough search of the area did not locate the man and review of CCTV did not identify the man or another man reported to have been with him.”

Police were called to the scene

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