Armed police in Horsham town centre

Shoppers in Horsham were startled this morning when armed police were seen in Swan Walk shopping centre.

Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 1:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:22 am
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People took to social media to express their shock after spotting the officers ‘armed with guns and tasers.’

But a spokeswoman for Sussex Police said the officers’ presence was part of a routine patrol. She said: “We have armed officers on patrol in crowded places for reassurance.”

The police patrol followed an incident in Westminster this morning when several people were reported injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside parliament. The car driver was later arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.