Four Arrested Over Gun Factory

7 February 2019, 12:18 | Updated: 7 February 2019, 12:22


Four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the discovery of a gun factory in Hailsham last year.


The two men and two women were held in dawn raids by the National Crime Agency and Sussex Police in Shoreham, Lancing and Eastbourne this morning (Thurs 7th Feb). 

They are currently being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to manufacture, sell or transfer prohibited weapons or ammunition.

The investigation follows the discovery of a suspected gun factory in an industrial unit in Hailsham last year.

At that time officers found machinery and components believed to be used in the manufacture of firearms and ammunition as well as a number of handguns in various stages of production.