Man threatens teenager with gun on Brighton seafront

A teenager was threatened with a gun while walking along Brighton seafront.

The 17-year-old victim was walking near the West Pier along King's Road when he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded money, Sussex Police said.

The teenager refused and ran away. Officers are carrying out forensic tests on a handgun recovered nearby.

Police said the suspect was a white man in his early 30s. He was of chubby build and wore a black hooded jumper, beanie hat and white T-Shirt.

Sussex Police appealed for witnesses to the incident, which happened in the early hours of Sunday.

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