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Update: Chopper and armed police responded to Brighton assault

Last night, at approximately 11 PM, police were called to a residential property near the A270 in Brighton, close to Brighton train station. The National Police Air Service (NPAS), rescue workers, and members of the fire brigade were all present at the scene.

Officers blocked the A270 for around an hour while dealing with the incident. Armed officers were seen carrying baton rifles, a less lethal weapon that fire ‘rubber bullets’, and bulletproof shields.

Increased police presence the area this afternoon – Credit: Sussex News

Sussex Police have since commented: “Emergency services were called to Kingscote Way in Brighton at around 9.50pm on Monday (3 July) to a report of a man having been assaulted.

“A local man was taken to hospital by the ambulance service for treatment.

Police armed response vehicle (ARV) – Credit: Sussex News

“Police a carried out an extensive search of the area, supported by the police helicopter.

“An investigation is ongoing to establish the full facts of what happened and locate any suspects.”

A witness told Sussex News that they had seen around 10 police vehicles at the scene and claimed that someone had been assaulted during the incident. Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) were both present. NPAS was seen circling Brighton during the time of the incident.

Fire vehicle attending the incident – Credit: Sussex News

An increased police presence has been seen around the area of this late night incident continue into this afternoon with white vans belonging to police forensic teams (SOCOs) along with both multiple marked and unmarked response vehicles. This presence is expected to continue into this evening.

SOCO van – Credit: Sussex News

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