Drugs search in Brighton leads to weapons haul

Weapons found at flat in Brighton Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption The haul included knives, swords, daggers, axes and crossbows

More than 160 weapons including knives, swords, daggers, axes and crossbows have been found at a flat in Brighton.

Sussex Police made the discovery after executing a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant at the address in Viaduct Road.

A quantity of what was believed to be cannabis was also found. A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

Some plastic weapons, said by police to be designed so that they would not set off a metal detector, were also seized.

Sgt Ned Edwards said: "There was almost every kind of weapon you could imagine inside the flat.

"It is the largest haul I have seen in more than 10 years.

"They were all modern weapons and appear to have been purchased online."

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