POLICE arrested two men in Walcot after seizing class A drugs worth £1,000 and another grand in cash.

Officers carried out a welfare check at a Queens Drive address at 9.45am today and saw the pair leaving the property.

A 16-year-old male and a 22-year-old man both from London were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. They are currently in custody at Gablecross police station.

The address had been subject to a partial closure notice to safeguard the occupant and protect them from county line activity. At the end of this order, a suspended possession order was granted with similar conditions to the closure order.

These arrests breached the conditions of the order so, to ensure safeguarding of the occupants at the address, which include young children, a further closure order will be sought in Swindon Magistrates Court later this week.

This will enable police and partner agencies to have lawful access to it to prevent further exploitation.

Sergeant David Tippetts said: “Vulnerable people within Swindon continue to be exploited by county lines drug networks placing themselves and, in this case, their children at risk.

"We have responded to this report swiftly and as well as dealing with the criminal offences, we have acted promptly to provide safeguarding and prevent further offences from being committed.

"We will be working closely with partner agencies to resolve the issues around this particular address whilst the order is in place.”