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Drugs seized after teen arrest in Atherstone

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Atherstone.

The 17-year-old, from Birmingham, was spotted acting suspiciously by officers in Grove Road last Thursday afternoon (9 May).

Police gave chase and detained him a short time later in nearby Barsby Close, before seizing 47 wraps of crack cocaine, 12 wraps of heroin and a canister of pepper spray.

The boy was was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of a firearm - relating to the pepper spray discovered by officers.

He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information that could support police is asked to call 101.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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