UPDATE: Armed Police arrest man with a firearm in Brighton

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Armed Police have been called to a flat on Belgrave Place in the city this evening.

A large cordon has been put in place at  Belgrave Place  with the junction of  Madeira Drive.

Officers were called just 11pm on Thursday evening. 

Response officers and armed Police and a dog unit have both been seen at the location one resident has revealed that they have entered a property within  the block after officers asked them to let them in and advised to say on their property.

It is understood to be drug gun related said a shocked bystander.



Officers controlling the cordon  are advising people to keep back and for other resident to remain in their property whilst they deal with the incident

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: Officers were called to St George’s Road in the city shortly before 9pm this evening to reports of a male in possession of a firearm.

“Enquiries led police to Belgrave Place where firearms were deployed. 

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and remains in custody.”