This afternoon (Sunday 7th January) , a significant police incident in the Hastings area, with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter actively circling overhead for approximately an hour. A substantial police presence, including dog units, has been notably concentrated around the Malvern Way area. Additionally, local reports have indicated the presence of armed police units.
The details of the operation remain unclear, but the scale and nature of the police response suggest a serious and potentially high-risk situation.
Sussex Police have been approached for further details regarding the ongoing situation.
The community is advised to stay updated through official channels and to avoid the Malvern Way area to ensure their safety and not to impede the police operation.