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Report that handgun produced in Eastbourne driving dispute

News   •   Oct 01, 2019 11:22 BST

Police in Eastbourne are investigating an incident in which a car driver was threatened by another driver with what appeared to be a handgun

Shortly after 9pm on Sunday (29 September) the local man was driving east in Seaside, Eastbourne, with a female relative, when his car nearly collided with another car, described as a silver saloon, at the traffic lights junction with Whitley Road.

The man drove on into Whitley Road but the silver car driver followed him, eventually blocking him in at nearby cul-de-sac Ringwood Close.

The driver of silver car, the sole occupant, then got out, walked around the front of the man's car and pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at the two occupants. He then waved it around, made some comments that were not heard and got back into his car and reversed slowly out of the Close before driving off in an unknown direction.

PC Aimee Dadson said: "The suspect is described as of mixed race, aged between 18-30, 5'6" to 5'9", of average build, with black afro-style hair, wearing a black/gold patterned top.

"This was a very frightening experience for the couple in the car. The driver tried to turn into roads to get away from the silver car and took a wrong turn into the cul-de-sac. We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything of this incident, from Seaside into Whitley Road, Waterworks Road, Moy Avenue and Ringwood Road, before the cars entered Ringwood Close.

"If you can help please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 1325 of 29/09."