Appeal for witnesses follows Chichester gunman incident

Police officers investigating reports of a man seen in the city with a gun in May have appealed for witnesses today (Wednesday, July 7).

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 2:47 pm

A man armed with a shotgun was seen in Litten Gardens, Chichester, On May 28

A suspect was later detained in Priory Road following a huge police response including a National Police Air Service helicopter and armed police.

The suspect, 44-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Police on Priory Road on May 28 having arrested a suspect

He was later bailed subject to strict conditions, police have said.

Now Sussex Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious on the day to come forward as investigations into the incident continue.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "A 44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a licence on Friday (28 May) following reports of a man seen with a shotgun in Litten Gardens, Chichester, has been bailed, subject to strict conditions, pending further enquiries.

"The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information, or who witnessed anything suspicious, is urged to report online or call 101, quoting 748 of 28/05."