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Man arrested after weapons located at property in Crawley

A quick response by police resulted in the safe arrest of a man in possession of a gun in Hastings.

Police responded to intelligence suggesting a man was in possession of weapons in Crawley.

Officers attended an address in the Three Bridges area on Thursday (16 July) and seized four knives, a knuckle duster and shotgun cartridges. A quantity of Class A drugs and £3,000 in cash were also located at the premises.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of importing prohibited weapons, possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and concealing or removing criminal property. He has been released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.

Sergeant Scott Walters said: “Seizing these dangerous items is a great result for our teams who focus on taking knives and weapons off the streets of Sussex.

“We will continue to work hard to locate knives and other weapons and take positive steps to remove them from our communities.”

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