A police investigation has been launched following an armed incident in which a girl was shot in the head and her father was found dead at the scene.

Police have not released the age of the girl who was shot in the head at 4pm on Spring Hill, Northiam, East Sussex.

Her condition is described as serious, the area has been sealed off to allow a detailed forensic investigation.

Police have sealed off the area, with armed officers remaining on the scene, however there is currently no evidence to suggest any risk to the public.

Police have not confirmed if they are searching for an offender in the incident.