Armed officers rushed to St Anthony’s Avenue on Wednesday night (March 4) after reporters that a man was seen holding a gun after disturbing the owner of a property there.
A suspect was arrested just after 10.30pm. No shots were fired and nobody was hurt.
A 20-year-old man, Callum Stuart Dawes, of Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, was subsequently charged with possessing an imitation firearm, namely a gas gun, and two counts of possessing cocaine, a class A controlled drug.
He was released on conditional bail and is due to appear before Hastings magistrates on April 15.