Spate of arrests in Seaford

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Police have arrested a number of people in Seaford this week for a range of alleged offences

David Pimm, 29, a construction worker of Connaught Road, Seaford, has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress following an incident in Pelham Road, Seaford on October 5. He will appear before Brighton magistrates on October 24.

A 27-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and escaping from lawful custody after an incident in The Shore public house in Seaford on October 5. The man was detained after officers attended to investigate reports of a fruit machine being damaged around 12.10am. He made off, but was quickly recaptured. He was subsequently bailed to return on November 3.

A 39-year-old woman from Seaford was arrested on suspicion of common assault following an incident in The Shore on Saturday (October 12) in which another woman was assaulted. The woman was arrested at The Trek Club in Blatchington Road, Seaford, at 1.30am. She was questioned and later bailed to return on November 16.

In separate incidents, three men were arrested by police during the early hours of Sunday morning (October 13) trying to enter the Trek Club while in possession of drugs. They were discovered when searched by door staff.

The men, aged 22, 32 and 42, from Seaford and Newhaven, were interviewed and received police cautions for possession of cocaine. One was also cautioned for possession of cannabis.

Sergeant Stuart Mullins from Seaford Police said: “Obviously, it is illegal to be in possession of drugs at any time, but these incidents show the pitfalls of trying to get into licensed premises with them, whether it is your intention to try and sell the drugs or use them yourself. On this occasion all of the men were cautioned, but they could still have resulted in a court appearance. Even a caution for drugs can prevent a person obtaining visas to some countries and affect their employment prospects. It simply is not worth taking the chance, let alone risking your health.”