UPDATE: Firearms incident in Shoreham

S37553H14 The incident in Middle Road, Shoreham, at lunchtime
S37553H14 The incident in Middle Road, Shoreham, at lunchtime

A SHOREHAM woman was arrested but later released without action in a firearms incident today.

Police were called by a man who claimed a woman had pointed a gun at him from behind a window when he called at a house in Middle Road, Shoreham, just before 1pm.

A firearms incident was declared and a search of the house was made but no firearm was found.

Part of Middle Road, from the junction of Hammy Lane and Stoney Lane, was closed for safety reasons.

A police spoksman said: “The man and woman are known to each other.

“A 29-year-old Shoreham woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear but has now been released without any further action.”