Sussex

Worthing 'cannabis factory' flat fire: man arrested

Burning property in Worthing
Image caption The cannabis was found during a search for people trapped by the fire

Police investigating a fire at a flat in Worthing have arrested a man on suspicion of growing cannabis at the property.

Sussex officers said firefighters discovered what they described as a cannabis factory in the top-floor flat in Salisbury Road but ruled out arson.

No-one was in the flat when the blaze was reported on Wednesday evening, but a neighbouring property was evacuated.

Police said a 25-year-old local man had been arrested and bailed to 7 February.

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