A total of 86 children remain missing from three hotels across Sussex – 50 from one hotel in Hove and a further 36 from two hotels in Eastbourne.

Sussex Police also revealed that some missing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Hove and Eastbourne were found in situations where they “could have been exploited” on 17 occasions.

Four children missing from Eastbourne were arrested between February 2022 and August 2022.

• February 2022 – Arrested for theft in London

• March 2022 – Arrested for theft in London

• July 2022 – Arrested for robbery in London

• August 2022 – Arrested for robbery in London.

This has emerged from an Argus investigation – click here Missing Hove refugee ‘forced into slavery’, police say | The Argus

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