A PARENT is outraged after discovering empty drug bags near to where her children go to school.

Kirsty Phillips, 37, of Fielden Row, a mile from the school, said: “I found around 15 little bags with skulls printed on them and I first thought it might be to do with a children’s toy but a friend told me it’s what drugs are kept in.

“The bags I found were empty but they could contain anything and a kid could pick it up - anything could’ve happened.”

PCSO, David Anderson of the Warndon safer neighbourhood team, said: “This particular incident hasn’t been reported to the policing team.

.“I believe this is an isolated incident and if members of the public find anymore empty bags, call 101.”

Empty drug bags have also been found in the car park of the Lyppard Grange pub on Ankerage Green very near to the school.

A spokeswoman for Mitchells & Butlers, Sally Ellson, which owns and runs the pub, said: “We take our responsibility as a licence holder very seriously and operate a zero tolerance policy to drugs.

“We complete daily checks of the carpark every morning and also keep our external lighting on throughout the night as an added deterrent.”

PCSO Anderson added: “At the end of the day, as I was not aware of this issue, it’s up to the pub to how they deal with the empty bags, as a licensed premises.

“If the issue had been reported, I would’ve had an informal chat with the pub manager as to how to manage the situation.”

Resident of Warndon, Dean Bowkett, 51 said: “I’ve noticed an issue with teenagers handing around.

“What about if the bags are not empty and a child puts the contents in its mouth.”

A Warndon councillor Andy Roberts said: “This issue hasn’t been reported to me but I know we get cannabis users in the area outside of school time - you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know they are smoking cannabis at the Lyppard Grange Local Nature Reserve.

“I’m worried as I’m a governor at Lyppard Grange Primary School and I live very near to the site so I’m concerned on all levels.”

Lyppard Grange Primary School has been approached for comment.