UPDATE: Police respond to reports of woman held hostage in Worthing

Armed police have responded to reports that a woman was being held hostage in Worthing, a spokesman confirmed.

Officers were called to a flat in Chapel Road, Worthing, at around 10.55am today (Tuesday, February 27).

Armed police attended a flat in Chapel Road, Worthing

Armed police attended a flat in Chapel Road, Worthing

Police had received reports of a woman being held hostage by men believed to be known to her, a spokesman said.

Several police cars, including firearms units, gathered in Railway Approach by Teville Gate.

Armed officers arrived at the flat and no one was found in the premises, according to the spokesman.

The spokesman said: "Police are talking with the woman, who was unharmed, and enquiries continue to establish what happened."