Sussex Police successfully apprehended four individuals following a high-speed chase on Saturday evening. The incident began around 6 pm on January 27, when officers spotted a vehicle of interest on the A23 near Pyecombe, heading southbound.
Despite police signals to halt, the Ford Focus continued, leading to a pursuit onto the A27 eastbound. The chase culminated in a minor collision between Falmer and Lewes. The car’s occupants attempted to flee the scene but were swiftly detained by police officers, with support from the National Police Air Service helicopter.
Due to the operation, a section of the road was temporarily closed in both directions. Sussex Police expressed gratitude to the public for their patience and understanding during this response.
The arrests include a 30-year-old man from Hastings, held on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He is bailed until April 28, pending further enquiries.
Also apprehended was a 21-year-old from Hastings, suspected of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and unlicensed possession of a firearm. He is bailed until April 20.
A 21-year-old man from Battle faces charges of vehicle theft, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and failing to stop for police. His bail is set until April 20.
Finally, a 25-year-old Hastings man was arrested for not stopping for police, unlicensed firearm possession, aggravated vehicle taking, and dangerous driving. He is also bailed until April 20.
Sussex Police are conducting a thorough investigation and urge anyone with dash cam or mobile footage, or any information about the incident, to report online or call 101, quoting serial 963 of 27/01.