TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of gun offences following an assault.

A victim has also been taken to hospital.

Officers were called to Queensway, Southend at 2.30pm today with reports an assaults involving a gun.

Police carried out an extensive search of the area to locate the victim of the assault and the suspects.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "At around 3.15pm a man, aged 33, and 29-year-old woman were arrested in the Hainault Avenue area of Westcliff on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

"They both remain in custody.

"A suspected firearm was recovered from the scene and has been made safe."