Fifty cannabis plants found in Bexhill basement

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Some 50 mature cannabis plants were seized by police officers during a drugs raid at premises in Sackville Road, Bexhill, on Thursday (July 16.)

The plants were being grown in the basement of a four-storey building which is divided into multi-occupancy rooms.

Officers also found six Binatone two-way radios, which are believed to have been stolen from Rye Sea Cadets five years ago.

Two men found on site, one aged 46 and one aged 48, were arrested on suspicion of producing a class B controlled drug.

The older man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis and theft.

Both men were released on police bail until October 6 while enquiries continue.

A third man found at the address, a Sri Lankan, was arrested on suspicion of remaining in the UK without leave.

Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, Rother district police commander, said: “Sussex Police will pursue any criminal activity relentlessly and will seek to arrest and prosecute the offenders.

“We will do whatever we can to make sure they gain no benefit from their activities.”

He added: “We rely on members of the public to work with us in providing us with information about criminals and their activities, so that we can target them and stop them functioning as soon as possible.”

Suspicious activity can be reported by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police or phoning 101.

It is also possible to call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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