Police seize drugs and stolen goods during two raids

SUSPECTED stolen goods worth an estimated £70,000 and illegal drugs have been seized during two raids in Old Town.

The raids took part as part of a clampdown on criminality and anti-social behaviour in Eastbourne.

Police arrested a man and a woman after drugs believed to be cannabis resin worth around £500 were seized when a drugs warrant was executed in Willingdon Trees on Saturday (May 21).

Police also arrested a man after an estimated £70,000 worth of cosmetics and health care products believed to be stolen goods were seized when a search warrant was executed in the Southdown area of Old Town on Monday (May 23).

Inspector Charlie Connaughton said, “Together with our partners we are firmly committed to continuing our efforts to keep Eastbourne as safe and secure as possible and will look to disrupt and prosecute anyone who is intent on leading a dishonest lifestyle.

“Local Eastbourne officers will continue to work together to target individuals intent on committing criminal acts, including anti-social behaviour that impacts on community safety.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have been subject to any recent ‘bulk’ thefts of cosmetics or health care products.

“I would urge anyone with information of suspicious activity to contact police immediately.”

A 50-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, both local, were arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs and released on bail until August 30 pending further enquiries.

A 48-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and released on bail until August 30, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information of any suspicious activity is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999 or charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.