The father of a teenage girl who was found in France with her teacher was taken to hospital after a suspected overdose.
The man and his partner were rushed to hospital from their home in Eastbourne after she raised the alarm last week.
They were both treated for a suspected overdose but were later described as stable.
The man’s daughter was found in France in September after police appealed through Crimewatch and launched an international manhunt.
Neither she nor her parents can be named for legal reasons.
Neighbours in the couple’s street have told the press how the emergency services descended on the street on Wednesday night.
One said: “There were lots of camera flashes inside the house and evidence bags were carried out.
It is understood the woman called an ambulance and paramedics called police.
Sussex Police have not confirmed whether the overdoses were a suicide attempt, what substance was involved or if any further action was taken.
The force issued a statement saying: “A man and a woman have been taken to hospital in Eastbourne suffering from the effects of what is believed to be an overdose.
“Police were called to a house in Eastbourne, by ambulance personnel just before 8pm on Wednesday, December 5.
“On arrival they found the man described as “very ill” and the woman, who is understood to have called the ambulance service.
“Both have been taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital, where their condition at 9.15pm on Wednesday evening was described as stable.”
See the latest news headlines from The Argus:
- Teenager arrested on suspicion of raping girl, 16, near cricket ground
- Royal Marine to finally leave prison after murder conviction quashed
- Driver of light-coloured estate car could hold vital clues to serious crash
- All change at the top as new chairman announced for West Pier
- Dog attacker let go by police but could still face RSPCA prosecution