Armed police arrest man after ‘disturbance’

Police are investigating the attack
Police are investigating the attack

A man is in police custody after armed officers were called to a ‘disturbance’ at a Whitehawk house in the early hours of this morning (June 19).

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “A man has been arrested following an incident in Brighton this morning.

“Shortly after 4am on Monday (June 19), police were called to a disturbance at a house in Whitehawk Close.

“Armed officers arrived at the scene and the man initially refused to come out of the property. However, after several hours of negotiating, he agreed to exit the house and engage with officers.

“The 36-year-old, from Brighton, was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

“A 20-year-old man from Brighton was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of obstructing police.

“Both men remain in police custody at this stage.”