Sussex

Two bailed over Hove restaurant 'bomb' attack

Bomb disposal team at restaurant (Picture by Eddie Mitchell)
Image caption A bomb disposal team was sent to the restaurant to deal with the device

Two men arrested after an arson attack at a Hove restaurant in which a suspected explosive device was used have been released on bail.

Sussex Police said a 38-year-old man held in Brighton and a 32-year-old man held in Shoreham were bailed until 24 March while their inquiries continued.

The pair were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life at Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Buildings in the Kingsway area were evacuated after a package was found.

Van seized

The alarm was raised in the early hours on 22 February when a motorist spotted flames as he drove past the restaurant.

More than 40 officers and staff searched the Shoreham address and two addresses in Brighton on Friday and seized items including a car parked in Brighton.

An address in Trafalgar Road, Portslade, was searched on Saturday and property was seized, including a van parked outside.

"This is a very active enquiry and we are keen to hear from anyone who has information that might assist," said Det Insp John Wallace, of Sussex Police.

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