Eastbourne shopping centre forced to shut after threats are made

An Eastbourne shopping centre was closed for safety reasons after threats were made to a member of staff.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Monday, 29th November 2021, 9:25 am

An Eastbourne shopping centre was closed for safety reasons after threats were made to a member of staff.

Langney Shopping Centre shut at around 6.15pm on Tuesday, November 23 due to the incident - according to centre manager Neil Avis.

Mr Avis said, “We closed the centre for safety reasons to protect customers and staff from what was potentially a serious incident.

Langney Shopping Centre (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-191024-105448008

“It eventually fizzled out but the police were informed.”

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, “Police were called to Langney Shopping Centre in Kingfisher Drive, Eastbourne, at 5.10pm on Tuesday, November 23, following reports of threats made to security staff.

“Officers attended and dispersed a group of people.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to report it online or by calling 101, quoting reference 64 of 23/11.