A MUM, her son and his girlfriend have been sentenced for drugs offences in Worcester.

Officers were investigating an aggravated burglary at a property in Drake Avenue, Dines Green in March last year, after a 20-year-old was brutally attacked by up to four men with a baseball bat, hammer and machete.

As part of their investigation, the police discovered a large amount of cannabis, cash and mobile phones as well as scales and deal bags at the property.

Three people, Claire Williams, her son David Warman and his partner Megan Minnis, were subsequently charged with drugs offences.

They pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court on Friday March 8 and were sentenced to the following:

– Claire Williams, aged 42, of Drake Avenue, Worcester was sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for 18 months for possession with intent to supply class B cannabis.

– David Warman, aged 20, of Drake Avenue, Worcester received an 18 month community order and 150 hours unpaid work for being concerned in the supply of class B cannabis.

– Megan Minnis, aged 19, of Drake Avenue, Worcester received a 12 month community order and 100 hours unpaid work for being concerned in the supply of class B cannabis.

Speaking following the sentencing, PC Liam Mather said: "We will always take reports of drug dealing seriously and do everything we can to ensure our communities are kept safe and protected from harm.

"This particular case is an example of a potential outcome that can result from dealing controlled drugs in the community.

"Our officers from the Dines Green Safer Neighbourhood Team worked very closely with investigating officers throughout to ensure those offenders were brought to justice."

A teenage boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, received a nine-month community order, a 40-day activity requirement, and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge for being concerned in the supply of class B cannabis, as part of the same police investigation.