Sussex Police arrest three men after a stolen car was found in Lewes
Three men were arrested after police located a stolen vehicle and recovered an axe, knife, hammer and cannabis.
The Vauxhall Corsa, which was reported stolen from Brighton on Wednesday (January 11), was spotted eastbound on the A27 near Lewes on Friday (January 13).
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver eluded police.
The car was stopped in Lewes a short time later, where its three occupants left.
An axe, a knife, a hammer and a lot of cannabis were found in the car.
A 61-year-old man from Hove was arrested at the scene on suspicion of stealing a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent; driving in a disqualified condition; possession of a knife blade/sharp object in a public place; Possession of a Class B controlled drug – cannabis; and driving a motor vehicle if the legal alcohol limit is exceeded.
Police dog units were deployed with the support of the National Police Air Service helicopter to search for two suspects who fled the scene.
A 22-year-old man from Chichester and a 35-year-old homeless man were both arrested in Hamsey on suspicion of dangerous driving; theft of a motor vehicle; and don’t stop for the police.
The 22-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, while the 35-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of being taken in a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent.
All three men are currently in custody.
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