- Women found pills in their food after ordering at Istanbul Grill in Bognor Regis
- One victim posted online and said her friend found four tablets in a kebab
- Two men local to West Sussex have been arrested and remain in custody
- Arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to inflict GBH
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Two men aged 30 and 42 have been arrested after three young women found tablets hidden in a takeaway kebab.
Police say the women, all in their 20s, found a number of pills in their food when they were returning home after a night out.
They had bought the kebabs from Istanbul Grill, in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, in the early hours of Sunday.
They quickly reported the shocking discovery to police who have since arrested two local men on suspicion of administering poison with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. Both remain in police custody.
An online post documenting one of the victims' experience told how her friend had been eating the kebab with a fork when she came across two of the pills, before spitting out a chunk of food and finding a third.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: 'We purchased a kebab from Istanbul Grill, Bognor.
'When we got home my friend was eating her kebab and found a blue capsule in the kebab. Luckily she was eating the kebab with a fork, that's how she found it.
'We opened the capsule and there were four small white tablets inside.
'She continued to eat the kebab and had a horrific taste in her mouth and spat out her food and there was a larger white tablet.
'We called the police and they came around to take statements.'
Police sought to reassure the public. Chief Inspector Jon Carter, of Sussex Police, 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.'
He added: '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.
'Local officers will be present in the area, and I would ask for the support of the public in allowing officers to investigate this matter.'