Officers seized thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash after searching a property in Hailsham.

Police were called over concerns of two young men, of whom was believed to have been carrying a large knife, in North Street in the town centre at 2pm on May 16.

The area was searched and officers obtained a description of the two men which they were able to trace to an address in the Hawks Road area.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team and Net C officers attended the address and saw a suspect entering a house from a garage nearby.

The garage was searched, and inside police found a large quantity of cash, a kitchen knife, and a quantity of cannabis worth more than £6,000 carried in designer bags.

All the items were seized by officers and the investigation continues.

Inspector Lauren Buck said: “We received a 999 call about this incident and we responded quickly to the scene.

“Officers were able to check addresses of those who matched the descriptions of the offenders and inside a garage at an address we located and seized a large knife. We also seized drugs, cash, mobile phones and scales.

“Sussex Police regularly carries out days of action as well as proactive patrols and educational outreach to prevent knives from being carried by young people. We work alongside partner agencies and retailers to operate the ‘Challenge 25’ scheme to stop the sale of harmful weapons to children.

“This demonstrates our determination to act upon information shared with us by the community about drug dealing or knife crime, and to respond quickly to keep our communities safe.

“If you are under 18, you feel threatened, unsafe or scared about becoming a victim of knife crime you should try to talk with your parent or carer, or alternatively talk to Childline for help on 0800 1111 or go online at childline.org.uk

“We encourage the public to report their concerns about anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and knife crime to us via the Sussex Police website or via 101. In an emergency always call 999.”

All the items were seized by officers and the investigation continues.