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Four arrests made in Littlehampton

Police made four arrests, including a man from Bognor Regis, in quick succession following a day of targeted action in Littlehampton.


Officers stopped a vehicle which showed as having no insurance at 2.30pm on Tuesday, March 10, at the Body Shop roundabout. Upon completing a search of the car, nunchucks and a small quantity of Class A drugs were found.


Two men – aged 22 from Littlehampton and 21 from Bognor Regis – were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of Class A drugs.


The 22-year-old was cautioned for possessing an offensive weapon and drugs and released under investigation. The 21-year-old was released without charge.


Officers also attended a house in Butts Mead to arrest a wanted man but found another man hiding under the bed. Checks showed that the 30-year-old was living illegally in the UK and he was arrested and passed to immigration services.


A Littlehampton man who was wanted for failing to appear on court was also arrested during the day of action.


Billy Vine, 35, unemployed, of no fixed address, who was wanted on a court warrant for failing to appear at court on a charge of failing to provide a specimen of blood, was arrested, and has appeared in court charged with both offences.  He pleaded guilty and was given a 12 month community order, 100 hours of unpaid work and had his driving licence endorsed for 20 months.


In addition to arrests officers seized a moped riding anti-socially and applied a warning to another.


Sergeant Scott Walters said: “This is a fantastic example of our teams working together to get results for West Sussex.


“A huge thanks to our officers who continually work hard to prevent and disrupt crime to make Sussex a pleasant and safe place to live.


“West Sussex residents can expect to see an increased presence as we have further targeted days of action planned over the coming weeks and months.


“As always we’d urge anyone with information to report online or call 101.”

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