Sussex Police has responded after armed police wearing counter terrorism vests were seen in Chichester today (Friday 21 December).
Police with guns and riot shields raided a building in Kathleen Gardens off of Charles Avenue around midday and were seen my members of the public who commented on the counter terrorism on their vests.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "This is a Sussex Police operation and not a Counter-Terrorism operation. The firearms officers were supplied on this occasion by the regional counter-terrorism team. They are a regional resource available, in addition to force firearms teams, to support such pre-planned operations."
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