A drugs warrant, a speed enforcement operation, bike patrols, and working with partner agencies all formed part of a day of action in Warndon, Worcester on Tuesday.

One man was arrested on suspicion of public disorder, obstructing an officer, and refusing to give details to police following a warrant at an address at Swaledale Court which was in response to community concerns over drug dealing in the area.

He was later de-arrested pending further enquiries. A woman, 41, and a man were also detained at the scene while searches were carried out, but they were later released.

Three mobile phones, a tablet device, and a ‘kubotan’ weapon were seized and a suspected unregistered XL Bully dog was taken away by a dog handler to be assessed.

The mobile devices will now be examined by our digital media investigation (DMI) team to see if they have been involved in the sale and supply of drugs which may result in arrests in this ongoing investigation.


A speed enforcement operation was carried out on Tolladine Road, Millwood Drive and Plantation Drive following community concerns over speeding motorists.

Fifteen cars were stopped. Thirteen drivers were given words of advice for exceeding the speed limit. One driver was given a ticket for doing 39mph on Millwood Drive where the limit is 30mph. On Tolladine Road, a driver was given words of advice for having illegally tinted windows.


Community Support and Engagement Officer (CSEO) Katrina Palmer, PC Kelvin James and PC Pheobe Attwood visited Worcestershire Royal Hospital where they chatted to members of the public and offered crime prevention advice and materials.

They were joined by Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector for Worcester, Tanya Beckett, on a visit to the children’s ward where they gave out toy police hats and pretend warrant cards and batons.

Inspector Tanya Beckett said: “This afternoon’s engagement was a lovely opportunity to meet the hard-working staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and visit the children in their care.

“Taking the time to go out within the community, in places you may not think to see officers, is an important part of policing. We want to be visible, approachable, and present within our local communities.” 

PCSOs Michael Exon, David Anderson and Connor Riley visited the Fairfield Centre on Carnforth Drive where children’s toys were destroyed in an arson attack on a shed last October.

They engaged with the children who sat in a police van and wore dress-up police hats, all as part of the day shining a light on the work of Warndon Safer Neighbourhood Team.


Police Sergeant Brian Simpkins, of Wardon SNT, said: “This day of action was a chance to put a spotlight on the work our dedicated team of officers carry out to protect people in Warndon not just today, but every single day of the year.

“Criminality of any kind will not be tolerated here, and I hope the success of this day will send that message to potential offenders.

“We are here 24/7 to protect and serve the public but they too have a very important part to play in helping to keep our community is Warndon safe, as they are our extra eyes and ears in the ongoing fight against crime.”

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion praised the hard work the team were doing to keep the residents of Warndon safe.

Mr Campion said: “I regularly speak to residents who want to see police officers in their community, building relationships, being visible and accessible, and driving down crime.

“As PCC, I continue to ensure West Mercia Police has the resources it needs to deliver on those priorities.

“Rightly shining a spotlight on pro-active policing, I welcome the results from the day of action in Warndon which ensures local communities are safe and feel safe.”