Eastbourne man arrested for multiple offences including cannabis cultivation

A routine speed check on King Edwards Parade in Eastbourne led to a driver being arrested for multiple offences including cannabis cultivation.

Police were conducting static checks at around 5.20pm on Thursday June 17th when their attention was drawn to a BMW 1 Series travelling 45mph in a 30mph zone.

Officers pursued the vehicle, which failed to stop, and it reached speeds of up to 80mph into Meads Village, where it came to a natural stop due to traffic congestion.

The driver was removed from his car and required to undergo a roadside drug test, which he failed.

Police discovered a small quantity of cannabis in the door pocket and due to the overwhelming smell of cannabis, they executed a search warrant at his address in Pevensey.

There, they discovered a large quantity of cannabis throughout the house.

The 38-year-old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of speeding, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, drug-driving, possession of cannabis and cultivation of cannabis.

He has been interviewed and released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

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