The Home Secretary visited Sussex yesterday.

James Cleverly MP stopped in Crawley to meet frontline Sussex Police officers at the shed-sized police station in the High Street.

The Argus was invited but told it could not ask the Home Secretary any questions.

Mr Cleverly was told what the force does to combat drink spiking as part of anti-spiking intensification week. 

He then travelled to Sussex Police HQ in Lewes for a demonstration by the force's sniffer dogs - before an interview about national topics for national broadcasters.

Paul Court, assistant chief constable for local policing at Sussex Police, told The Argus: "What we really want to do is get the message out there of the importance of people reporting spiking to policing.

"We've got a lot of support partners that we work with that help people through that process. We've got our own specially trained officers that will do that as well.

"The sooner people report it, the sooner we can get that evidence and make sure that we have the best chance of bringing offenders to justice."