A police presence has been seen surrounding the empty Junction Pub in Polegate since the early hours of yesterday morning.

Now we know why.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said on Saturday, December 16: “Police were called to the former Junction pub in Station Road, Polegate, at 5.15am on Friday (15 December) following a concern for a woman’s welfare.

The woman was located safely and after enquiries, a 37-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of kidnap. He remains in police custody at this time.”

Officers are currently covering all entrances and five vehicles are still on scene.