Selsey police raid uncovers drugs and stolen cars

CANNABIS plants and stolen vehicles worth nearly £90,000 were seized by police who raided a house in Selsey on Sunday, police revealed today (March 26).

Officers entered the address in Grant Close on Sunday morning and recovered 32 cannabis plants that were being cultivated in the loft space. Further premises were subsequently identified that led to the recovery of another 110 cannabis plants, to a total value of £71,000. Officers also recovered two stolen vehicles.

Inspector Will Rolls, from Chichester neighbourhood policing team, said: “We will continue to develop and act upon intelligence received relating to drugs, taking positive action whenever the opportunity arises. This is a significant recovery of cannabis plants in the Chichester district to a very high value.

“Anyone with information regarding the production, supply or use of drugs can contact Sussex Police on 101 or can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A 57-year-old man from Chichester and a 33-year-old man from Selsey were arrested on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis and were bailed until May 28.