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Four men have been arrested for weapons offenses following a chase on the A27

The men, aged between 21 and 30, were seen on the A23 traveling south near Pyecombe at around 6pm on Saturday.

The Ford Focus failed to stop for police and was chased onto the A27 eastbound where it crashed at Southerham Roundabout near Lewes.

The occupants jumped from the vehicle but were tracked down by a police helicopter and stopped by officers on foot.

The Argus: Police on the scene and a man in handcuffsPolice at the scene and a man in handcuffs (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

Armed police were also present at the scene. A Vauxhall Zafira was also damaged in the crash.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A section of the road was closed in both directions while officers responded to the scene, and we thank the public for their patience and understanding.

“A 30-year-old man from Hastings was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop when required by police and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He has been bailed until April 28, pending further inquiries.


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“A 21-year-old man from Hastings was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop when required by police and possessing a firearm without a certificate. He has been bailed until April 20, pending further enquiries.

“A 21-year-old man from Battle was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and failure to stop when required by police. He bailed until April 20, pending further enquiries.

“A 25-year-old man from Hastings has been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop when required by police, possession of a firearm without a certificate, aggravated taking of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving. He has been bailed until April 20, which waiting for more questions.

“Investigations are ongoing and anyone who saw what happened, or caught it on dash cam or mobile footage, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 963 of 27/01.”

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