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Woman arrested in connection with Brighton altercation

Police investigating an altercation on Monday (19 October) in Rock Place, Brighton, during which a firearm is believed to have been discharged have arrested a suspect. 

Officers arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder at an address in central Brighton.

She has been bailed subject to strict conditions while enquiries are ongoing. 

The arrest follows a report of an altercation involving three people shortly after 11.50am in Rock Place. One of the suspects was in possession of a firearm, which is believed to have been discharged at the location.

Police swiftly located the victim, who did not suffer any injuries. Officers conducted a search to locate the two suspects – a man and a woman – but the pair were not found.  

Detective Inspector Donna Ward said: “Our investigation is moving at pace and we are continuing to progress lines of enquiry in order to establish the circumstances of this incident.

“Whilst an arrest has been made, the investigating team are keeping an open mind as to her involvement.

“We are continuing to appeal to the public for information that may assist with enquiries and with identifying the suspects.

“The man is described as white, in his mid-late 20s, with short mousey brown hair and wearing dark blue jeans and a black puffer jacket. 

“The woman is described as being late teens or early 20s, of slim build, with long blonde hair and wearing a red coat with a fur trim around the hood.

“Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Spyglass.”