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Man Charged With Firearms Offences Following Brighton Incident

A man has been charged with firearm, theft and assault offences after an incident in a Brighton address.

Officers were called to an address in Dale Crescent, Brighton on Monday (June 17) following reports of a disturbance.

A man was arrested nearby after he was located with a firearm, which was later determined to be an imitation.

On Wednesday (June 19) Mark Mercer, 38, of Spierbridge Road in Storrington was charged with two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, theft, and assault.

At Brighton Magistrates' Court later that day, Mercer was remanded into custody ahead of his next court appearance on July 17. 

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