TWO teenagers were arrested after reportedly assaulting police officers in a town centre.

Plain clothed officers stopped the youths behaving suspiciously in Eastbourne town centre.

They reportedly became aggressive and assaulted police on Saturday at around 2.30pm

Wraps of a substance suspected to be cocaine were seized during the incident.

The two males, both aged 17, were arrested and charged with assaulting an emergency worker and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

They are due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday March 1.

The arrest was part of a force wide day of action to tackle knife crime, violence and wider criminality as part of Operation Safety.

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Sergeant Elizabeth Reschwamm, co-ordinator for Operation Safety, said: "Dangerous items such as weapons and drugs have no place on our streets and we work tirelessly to remove them and keep local communities safe.

"Carrying weapons is extremely dangerous and although some people may carry them to feel safer - it actually puts you at more risk of coming to harm.

"Yesterday's operation was a great success. Colleagues from across the force, including new recruits, worked together to tackle the issues such as weapon possession, violence and wider criminal issues.

"We will continue to tackle and prevent crime through targeted action and by raising awareness."