SEVEN people have been arrested in just 24 hours after a string of burglaries in a town.

They were all detained in connection with the incidents in Eastbourne between Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

Laura-Jane Salek, 33, and Allan Kevin Beaton, 41, both of Jevington Gardens in the town, have been charged with burgling the Peak Medical Practice in Broadwater Way, Hampden Park, on Friday, March 2.

She was also charged with possessing a quantity of Class C drugs Clonazepam and Lorazepam.

Both appeared before Brighton magistrates and after admitting the offences were remanded in custody to await sentencing at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, April 5.

Matthew Daniel Clarke, 33, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with burgling Treasure Island, Royal Parade, on Thursday, February 8 and burglary with intent at the Leo Leisure bingo hall, Pevensey Road, on Tuesday last week.

Robert Graham Lowe, 40, of South Cliff, was also charged with burglary after the incident at the bingo hall.

Both men appeared before Brighton magistrates last Thursday and pleaded not guilty.

They have been remanded in custody for a pre-trial preparation hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, April 5.

A 24-year-old unemployed local man has been arrested on suspicion of burgling a kebab shop in Pembury Road, and a veterinary practice in the same road, last Wednesday.

He was released under investigation and is also being investigated in connection with a burglary at Easy Cash in Seaside Road, last November.

Another 24-year-old local man was also arrested and released under investigation concerning the Pembury Road incidents.

Scott Leary, 33, unemployed, of St Aubyn’s Road, was arrested on Tuesday last week on suspicion of burgling the Day Lewis Pharmacy in Furness Road earlier that day. He was also arrested on suspicion of breaking into Kamsons Pharmacy on March 4.

He was charged and remanded in custody after appearing before Brighton magistrates on Friday.