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An armed man was approached by officers from Sussex police and ran off in Brighton

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Police have thanked members of the public whose quick-thinking alerted them to a man reported to have a knife in Brighton.

A patrolling officer was approached in North Street at 1.40pm on Saturday (October 24).

The man was approached by police and ran off, pursued by officers on foot before being detained on the seafront promenade and arrested.

Chief Inspector Roy Hodder said: “I’d like to thank those members of the public who drew the man to our attention in the first place and also those who assisted officers as they pursued the man through the streets before detaining and arresting him.”

A 24-year-old man from Newhaven was arrested on suspicion of threatening behaviour. He remained in custody on Saturday afternoon.