A former West Mercia Police officer has been sentenced after he was found guilty 'sexual touching' of a female under the age of sixteen.

Leighton Phillips, 34, who had been based at Market Drayton Police Station, was found guilty at the Nightingale Court at Swansea Civic Centre on Friday 18 September.

A machete and £100k worth of cannabis was found in car that was stopped after reports it had been in a violent burglary.

Drug reform charity Release said Government inaction is partly to blame for the record number of deaths seen across England and Wales.

Office for National Statistics figures show six drug-related deaths in Worcester in 2019 – up from five the year before.

West Mercia Police are reminding motorists, that even with pubs and clubs facing lockdown restrictions, the drink and drug drive law is still in place.

OVER 9,500 residents have been provided with support from the Victim Advice Line since its launch 18 months ago.

The Victim Advice Line, a joint initiative between West Mercia Police and John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner, has provided dedicated support to thousands of residents.