A TEENAGER tried to headbutt and shouted abuse at officers while being arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs.

Police found 50 wraps in a nearby hedgerow and 15 more in the 16-year-old boy's clothing after they took him to Gablecross Police Station. He had run away from them twice after being spotted in the Manchester Road area by Dedicated Crime Team officers at 1.30pm on March 13 then caught on CCTV fleeing police near Queens Drive later that day.He has since been released under investigation while the police continue their enquiries.

PC Simon Sanghera said: “This is a good example of partnership working between the Dedicated Crime Team, local Community Policing Team officers and Waterside CCTV operators who were able to assist us in locating the teenager who had attempted to run from officers. A number of wraps were found nearby which we believe he had attempted to dispose of to avoid arrest.

“He was then both verbally and physically aggressive on arrest, attempting to headbutt officers who had to restrain him. He continued making threats and being abusive to officers while he was taken to custody.

“Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing. We would continue to urge anyone who suspects drug activity is taking place in their neighbourhood to call police on 101 so we can take action.”