Four arrests after Bexhill attack – witnesses sought
Four men have been arrested after a violent incident at a flat in Bexhill.
At about 4.25pm on Saturday (25 February) two men, aged 29 and 23, were attacked at a flat in London Road, Bexhill, by several men who entered, one of whom was holding what appeared to be firearm of some kind.
The two men were tied up and the flat was searched but nothing is known to have been taken.
No shots were fired and neither of the victims required hospital treatment.
The attackers left after a few minutes and were seen to get into a car which left the scene. It was found nearby a short time later.
Four men, aged 29, 28, 23, and 20, all from Bexhill, were arrested shortly afterwards without incident, on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
No firearm has been found at this time.
Detective Sergeant Lee Floyd said; “The motive for this incident is not currently clear and we are still in the process of establishing exactly what has happened. However we can say that only one specific address is involved and there was no wider threat to local people.
“Anyone who saw men entering or leaving the flat at around that time, or driving away in a silver Nissan Quashqai, or who has any other information, is asked to contact us via [email protected] quoting Operation Berkley. You can also report online here or call 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org)”.