A POLICE officer is being investigated on suspicion of theft and possession of a drug.

The PC was working in Brighton and Hove at the time of his arrest.

He is currently suspended from duty as investigations into the incident continue.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A police constable based at Brighton and Hove has been arrested and is being investigated for possession of a Class C drug and theft.

The 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, April 4 and since been released under investigation while enquiries continue. He is suspended from duty.

A spokesman for the Independent Office for Police Conduct said: "Having carefully considered a referral from Sussex Police in April, we decided the matter was suitable for a local investigation by the force."