CANNABIS plants have been found at two flats after emergency services were called to a fire.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue was called to the flat in Church Road, Hove, at 5.25am this morning, Friday. 

Police were also called to the scene and once the blaze was extinguished, officers found  cannabis in two flats. 

Police are still at the scene while they investigate the cause of the fire.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police responded to a report of a suspicious fire at a flat inside a property in Church Road. 

The Argus:

“Once fire crews extinguished the fire, officers entered the property where they found a quantity of cannabis plants in two flats which have been seized and destroyed. 

“Enquiries remain ongoing to but anyone with information which could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it online or call police on 101 quoting serial number 241 of 05/08.”