Armed police arrest three men at Sussex beauty spot

Armed police arrested three people at Birling Gap near Eastbourne this morning.

About three people were seen being placed in handcuffs by armed officers.

Armed police at Birling Gap. Picture: Raymond Hughes

Armed police at Birling Gap. Picture: Raymond Hughes

According to Sussex Police, three men who were in a car parked at the beauty spot were arrested by firearms officers at 8am on suspicion of being in possession of offensive weapons.

The men, aged 36, 20 and 2,1 all from Croydon, are currently in custody.

The 36-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of failing to appear at court.

This article originally appeared on our sister website Eastbourne Herald.