A PUPIL from a prestigious school in Worcester was arrested after the school alerted police over drug concerns.

Police said they visited a pupil and carried out a search with drug sniffer dogs, after being contacted by King's School Worcester.

Inspector Tanya Beckett said officers were initially called by the school where staff had 'gathered and seized evidence.'

A pupil was arrested - away from school grounds. The age of the pupil has not been revealed.

Inspector Beckett said: "This is an incident, which was dealt with by Worcester Safer Neighbourhood Team, following a call from the school.

"The school interviewed the pupils, gathered and seized the evidence and contacted the police.

"Police did not carry out any searches on the school premises but they did attend the home address of one of the young people to effect an arrest and do a search with drugs dogs."

"It was on Sunday, May 21 and the drug seized was cannabis."

The Worcester News asked West Mercia Police whether their investigation was continuing but they were unable to give an answer at the time of publication.

King's School Worcester declined to comment.

King's School Worcester is one of the oldest schools in Worcester, dating back to the seventh century.

The fee-paying school sits next to Worcester Cathedral and on the banks of the river Severn.

The senior school caters for nearly 900 pupils.