St. Leonard’s Incident: Two more arrests by police

Two other arrests were made in connection with an armed incident, including a teenager.

Police were called to the scene of the incident in Theaklen Drive, St Leonards, earlier this week after shots were reportedly fired at a vehicle.

A man was arrested in connection with Tuesday’s incident, with a firearm also confiscated.

Following further investigation by police, a 16-year-old boy from Battle was arrested on suspicion of beating, possession of an offensive weapon and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

A 29-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to incite fear of violence, possession of an assault weapon in a public place and concern for the delivery of a Class A drug.

Both remain in police custody.

Officers have also issued arrest warrants at two addresses on Stonehouse Drive in St Leonards and have seized a number of weapons, believed to include a blank pistol and blank ammunition, as well as drugs and cell phones.

A Section 60 order for the Hollington area of ​​St Leonards that allowed officers to search people in the area has now been lifted.

Chief Inspector Jay Mendis-Gunasekera said: “We would like to thank the public for their support and understanding as we conduct this fast-paced investigation.

“We are asking everyone to report suspicious activity to Sussex Police online, call 101 or speak to one of our officers in the area.

“If you have any information about the incident itself, contact Sussex Police to quote Operation Beaumont or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.” St. Leonard’s Incident: Two more arrests by police

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