Armed police have cordoned off a road in Worthing’s town centre after reports of weapons in a house.
Salisbury Road in Worthing has been blocked off with police cars since earlier this afternoon, and several firearms officers are currently at the scene.
Sussex Police was keen to point out it is not being linked to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.
A police spokesman said: “Police have closed Salisbury Road in Worthing after a report a number of weapons had been seen in a property. The report was received about midday on Thursday (May 25).
“Armed officers are in attendance at the property.”
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Sussex Police have now confirmed that the armed police response was due to paintball guns.