17 people stopped and searched at Hastings railway station during county lines operation

Police stopped and searched 17 people at Hastings railway station as part of an operation aimed at county line drug dealers on trains into East Sussex.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 4:01 pm

Sussex Police officers working alongside British Transport Police (BTP), Border Force and UK Immigration Enforcement as part of a two-day operation aimed at the train network connecting Hastings and Eastbourne to London.

At Hastings railway station on Thursday, July 1, officers, carried out 17 stop searches for drugs, and six stop and account interventions.

They made three seizures of cannabis, detected by police dogs, and seized an offensive weapon – a knuckle duster, Sussex Police said.





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