COUNTY NEWS: Police negotiate with woman armed with hammer and knife

Police are currently negotiating with a woman who is armed with a hammer and a knife in a ground floor flat in West Sussex.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police officers are currently trying to negotiate with a distressed woman armed with a hammer and a knife in a flat in Rock Close, Southwick.

Armed police have been called to an address in Rock Close, Southwick.

Armed police have been called to an address in Rock Close, Southwick.

“They were called at 10.12am on Monday (5 February) after reports of the woman throwing her belongings out of the flat onto the pavement and smashing glass.

“No one has been hurt and the incident is ongoing.”

A West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they were called to the scene at around 11.45am to reports of a domestic incident. Two appliances were sent from Shoreham and Brighton.

The woman has now been arrested. Click here for the full story.