Probe into ‘unknown pills’ found in Bognor Regis kebab continues – police give update

Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which ‘unknown pills’ were found in a kebab purchased in Bognor Regis in December.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:11 pm
Police at the Istanbul Grill in Bognor

Three women in their 20s reported finding tablets in their food after they returned home from Istanbul Grill in High Street, Bognor Regis, around 2am on Sunday 29 December.

Two local men, aged 30 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm and released on conditional bail.

Police have now confirmed that both suspects have been rebailed until March 30.

Police at the Istanbul Grill in Bognor

A closure order was secured against the takeaway business by Sussex Police in early January, which means Istanbul Grill in High Street must remain closed as a fast food restaurant for six weeks, at which point it will be reviewed.

District commander, Chief Inspector Jon Carter, said at the time: “We have taken this action to protect the community while this business remains at the centre of an ongoing investigation.”