Four arrested in raids over suspected gun factory in Hailsham

Four arrested in raids over suspected gun factory in Hailsham
Four arrested in raids over suspected gun factory in Hailsham

Four people have been arrested after a National Crime Agency investigation into an alleged gun factory in East Sussex.

This morning (Thursday, 7), The NCA carried out raids on a number of properties in the areas of Lancing, Eastbourne and Shoreham.

The investigation followed the discovery of a suspected gun factory in a Hailsham industrial unit in August 2018.

At the time, officers found machinery and components believed to be used to manufacture firearms and ammunition.

A number of handguns in various stages of production were also found.

Today, two men and two women were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to manufacture, sell or transfer weapons or ammunition.

They were a 33-year-old man arrested at an address in Shoreham, a 44-year-old woman arrest at an address in Lancing, a 30-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman arrested at separate addresses in Eastbourne.