Firearms seized following man's arrest in Worthing
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A number of firearms were seized after a search of a man’s address in Worthing.
A member of the public reported seeing two people handling suspected firearms outside a vehicle in a car park in Rowlands Road shortly before 2pm on October 23.
Officers from the Tactical Firearms Unit were swiftly on the scene and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman in the car on suspicion of possessing firearms.
Two deactivated pistols were found in the vehicle.
Officers then searched the man’s address, and in an outbuilding they found a further 25 long-barrelled weapons, the majority of which were deactivated, and a further 10 handgun style weapons either gas powered or deactivated.
The officers made safe the weapons, some of which had not been deactivated properly.
The 49-year-old woman from Worthing was released under investigation, while the 53-year-old man from Worthing was released on police bail, pending further enquiries.