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Witnesses sought to late night incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

We are seeking witnesses to a disturbance involving several men in Church Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, during which gunshots were heard.
It happened shortly after 11pm on Saturday (5 October) and involved an altercation between one man and a small group of other men.
No one was hurt and immediately afterwards a dark-coloured saloon style car was seen to speed off.
The source of what sounded like shots being fired is still being investigated.
Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything of what happened, or who noticed a car being driven in the area of St Leonards around 11pm, possibly at speed
or in an erratic manner.
Detective Inspector Jon Gillings said: "This was an isolated incident and there were no reports of anyone having been hurt. We need to establish exactly what happened, and hence
we'd ask any witnesses to call without delay."
Anyone able to help should contact Sussex Police by dialling 101, quoting Operation Barmill.
Alternatively, they can pass details anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers Telephone 0800 555 111.
Man seriously assaulted in Hastings

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in White Rock, Hastings. 
A man and woman were walking along the road around midnight on Saturday (September 28) when they were approached by a group of men.
A verbal and physical altercation occurred and the man suffered multiple face injuries, including a fractured eye socket. He was taken to Conquest Hospital.
A 24-year-man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and was later released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the assault or saw the man and women prior to the incident is asked to call 101 quoting 12 of 28/09.



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