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PHOTOS: Five Arrested, Buses Diverted, Police Cordon In Place After Incident In Portslade

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An air ambulance, multiple ambulance vehicles and police were in attendance at an incident in Portslade this afternoon.

Police say five men were arrested following reports of a fight between a group of people in Station Road at around 2.15pm.

Three men have been taken to hospital, with two in critical condition and another suffering minor injuries, understood to have been caused by weapons.

The five men arrested and have been taken into custody.

Officers have been carrying out searches in the area and say there will be a heightened police presence at this time. 

Traffic is being diverted away from the Church Road junction on Station Road while emergency services work at the scene and we urge anyone travelling to seek alternate routes. Bus numbers 49, 1 and 1A were diverted away from the scene

Chief Inspector Jim Smith said:

“A fast-moving investigation is underway into this incident, but it is believed that all individuals involved are known to one another and there is no threat to the wider public.

“There is likely to be an increased police presence in the area for some time, and I would like to thank for the public for their patience and understanding while this is ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to report via our online form or via 101 quoting Operation Linden."

 

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