Two men arrested after women said they found pills hidden in a kebab

Published on 31st December 2019 by Kirsty

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Two men held on suspicion of poisoning following incident in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Two Muslim men have been arrested after three women reported finding pills hidden in a kebab they bought during a night out.

The women, all in their 20s, reported to police that they had found the pills in food they had bought from the Istanbul Grill in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, after taking it home in the early hours of 29 December.

A Sussex police spokesman said that two men had been arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

He said: “Police have arrested two men in connection with an investigation into tablets found in a kebab purchased from a takeaway … Following inquiries, officers arrested two local men, aged 30 and 42, on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm. Both suspects remain in police custody at this stage.”

Ch Insp Jon Carter said: “I understand this incident may cause concern. However, police have taken prompt action to protect the public with the arrest of two people and are working with partners, especially in the district council, to enhance protective measures.

“The investigation is at an early stage, and exactly what happened, and the motivations of those involved, are not yet fully understood.

“However, there is nothing to suggest that any other food outlets are involved or that there is any link with any particular section of the wider community.”

It’s been reported the local police have allowed the shop to remain open while an investigation is carried out.