Sharp increase in Horsham Park drug use, say police

CANNABIS use in Horsham Park is on the rise and has sparked action from local police officers.

Officers have stepped up their patrols in and around the area.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Horsham Park is a well used facility and officers from the Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team are keen for it to be a safe and enjoyable place for everyone to use.

“Over the past week officers have seen a sharp increase on young people using the park to smoke cannabis.”

During the last week a PC with the local team has had cause to stop six groups of people who have been smoking drugs in the park.

The spokesman added that police “will not tolerate the use of drugs and anyone caught smoking or in possession will be dealt with robustly.”

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