A KNIFE was seized from a suspected drug dealer as part of a crime crackdown.

Officers in Brighton say the six-inch blade was taken off a dangerous dealer in Hove this week.

It follows a week of activity to curb drug dealing, which included four arrests being made at The Level in Brighton in a separate incident.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, officers conducted a “thorough” search of a drug dealer in St James’s Street and found a stash of drugs.

Officers said: “He was very ingenious in where he hid his stash, but to no avail.”

They added that officers are being sent to where they are needed most.