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UPDATE: Man caught hiding in a bush by officers released under investigation for drug offence

News   •   Jun 10, 2019 15:08 BST

A man has been arrested after he was spotted by officers hiding in a bush in Crawley.

Officers attended Fitzaland Road, Horsham at 2.10am on Friday (June 7) for a welfare check on a man.

An area search was conducted and officers spotted a man in the bushes who claimed he was waiting for a taxi to go home.

Vigilant officers then spotted a number of suspicious packages on the floor, which turned out to be around 100 wraps of heroin and cocaine.

An 18-year-old man from Sutton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug. He has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

The arrest falls under Operation Fortress, the force’s continuing response to ‘County Lines’ activity within Sussex, with a visible policing presence in three main areas where drug dealing is known to happen.

To report issues involving drugs please go online or call 101.