Sussex car halting police operation leads to more arrests

Arrest on A27
Image caption Metropolitan Police detectives and armed officers stopped the car on the A27

Another two men have been arrested after specialist police officers from the Metropolitan Police stopped a car on the A27 in Lewes, East Sussex.

A first man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm on Thursday when officers discharged "Hatton rounds" into the car's tyres.

A suspected firearm was recovered, a force spokesman said.

Hatton rounds were then discharged at a car in south-east London later that day and two other men were arrested.

The Met said the operation by Trident Gang Crime Command took place on the A27 Lewes bypass at about 15:30 GMT.

A 25-year-old man was being questioned at a south London police station.

At about 20:30 GMT, another vehicle was stopped in Conisborough Crescent in Catford, south-east London.

Two men aged 19 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply or possess firearms and have also been taken into custody at a south London police station.

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