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Video footage reveals youth brandishing gun in Horsham street

Startling footage captured by a doorbell camera in Horsham reveals the moment when a youth allegedly brandished a firearm in Thompson Road, Broadbridge Heath. Police received a distress call at 10:52 pm on Saturday, June 17, reporting the presence of an armed individual in the area.

Video – Sussex Police

Investigations led authorities to CCTV footage showing three youths, potentially two boys and a girl, strolling along the road approximately 30 minutes prior to the incident. One of the individuals swiftly concealed the weapon upon noticing members of the public nearby. Witnesses observed the trio continuing their walk, crossing the intersection with Sargent Way before vanishing from sight.

Police are appealing for information to identify the youths involved, specifically the individual in possession of the weapon, who was seen wearing a white hooded top.

Horsham District policing commander, Ch Insp Sarah Leadbetter, said: “The manner and circumstances in which this weapon was being carried are unusual, but understandably caused serious concern for the residents in the area. It may be that it was just an act of bravado, but anyone who carries a weapon in this way is committing an offence. Additionally, any such reports can result in a fully armed response by tactical firearms officers, whose weapons are indeed real and they will treat any such sighting as being a significant threat.”

Sussex Police has urged anyone who recognises the individuals or possesses information about the incident to come forward. Reports can be submitted online or by dialing 101, quoting the serial number 1869 of 17.06. Alternatively, individuals can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their online platform or by calling 0800 555 111.

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