Littlehampton incident: Search for man with suspected weapon leads to an arrest

Police hunting for a man on a bicycle in possession of a suspected weapon in Littlehampton have made an arrest.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 11:49 am

Armed officers and a police helicopter were searching for the man last Wednesday night.

The following day, Sussex Police confirmed they had identified a suspect, who would be interviewed in relation to the matter.

A police helicopter was deployed to help with the search in Littlehampton

A spokesman for the force said this weeK: “A 39-year-old man from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

“He has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.”