Armed police respond to report of woman being 'held against her will' at Bognor Regis property

Reports of a woman being held against her will by 'men with weapons' at a property in Bognor were responded to by armed police officers last night (Tuesday).

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 11:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 12:38 pm
Armed police in Linden Road, Bognor Regis
Armed police in Linden Road, Bognor Regis

According to Sussex Police, two teenagers were arrested inside a property in Linden Road on suspicion of false imprisonment but later released without charge.

A police spokesman said: "Shortly before 7pm on Tuesday, police responded to a report that men with weapons were holding a woman against her will inside a property in Linden Road, Bognor Regis. "Armed police entered the building and arrested two teenagers on suspicion of false imprisonment. Following enquiries, both were released without charge. No one was hurt."

Police confirmed that, during the incident, nearby Town Cross Avenue and Hawthorn Road were closed to traffic and both re-opened at 9.36pm.

Armed police in Linden Road, Bognor Regis
Police in Linden Road, Bognor Regis