A BOY has been arrested following community concerns over suspected drug dealing in Warndon.

A 17-year-old boy is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

It comes after officers from Warndon Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and a housing association visited an address in Warndon, Worcester today (Friday).

Officers seized a large quantity of cash, two mobile phones and a large machete which was hidden underneath a bed. They also discovered multiple bags containing crack cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of £10,000.

Police constable James Graysmark said “This morning we arrested a 17-year-old boy following community concerns about drug dealing in a property.

“We take such concerns very seriously and will always act on information shared with us to keep our streets safe from the harmful impact that drugs have on our city.

We will not tolerate any criminal operations in our area and urge anyone with information about them to report it via our website”.

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk.

Operation Target is West Mercia Police response to tackling serious and organised crime, including drug dealing, within our local community.

To find out more visit Operation Target on the West Mercia Police website.

For more crime and court, visit the Worcester News website.