A TEENAGER has been arrested after being found in possession of Class A drugs and blades.

Officers from across CID West Proactive, Neighbourhoods Policing and District Policing Teams joined forces to conduct a warrant at an address in Benny Hill Close, shortly after 5pm on Friday, July 14.

During a search of the address, a number of items were seized including suspected Class A and B drugs, bladed weapons and an imitation firearm.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the address on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, possession of Class A drugs, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of an imitation firearm.

He has been bailed with conditions until 14 October while we progress this investigation further.

A police spokesperson said: "We want to be clear that there is no place for weapons such as these in our communities. Carrying a bladed weapon instantly increases the risk of it being used to cause serious harm to someone, and these weapons can kill.

"Our work continues as a priority to disrupt drugs supply lines and remove weapons and firearms from our streets.

"We continue to urge the public to keep providing any information to us about drugs supply, use of weapons and violence in their neighbourhoods. The more we know from you, the more action we can take."

You can provide information to the police by calling 101, or reporting on theirr website at www.hampshire.police.uk

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

Dial 999 in the event of an emergency or if a crime is in progress.