A 16-year-old was arrested in Trowbridge on Tuesday (September 10) on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

At around 5.25pm, officers stopped the teenager in Shails Lane. The youngster resisted and made off on foot.

He was later detained and a search was conducted. A large quantity of class A and B drugs, as well as cash, was located.

The 16-year-old from Trowbridge was arrested and taken to Melksham custody for questioning. He has since been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

PC Storm Brand said: “A member of the public also assisted us when the male was attempting to make off, and we are grateful for his support.

“We will not tolerate drug use and supply in our communities and we continue to urge members of the public to help by reporting any suspicious activity so we can take action.”

To report suspected drug activity, call 101.