A DRONE acted as police officers’ eye-in-the-sky as they flooded parts of Walcot in a bid to tackle nuisance moped-riders.

The Wednesday night operation followed regular reports of anti-social behaviour around Buckhurst Crescent.

Officers said they had arrested a man, 50, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs after finding drugs and cash.

A 17-year-old boy was stopped while riding his moped and subsequently arrested on suspicion of being over the drug-drive limit. He has been released under investigation. Another man, 18, was arrested for breaching his court bail conditions.

Police issued a street caution to an 18-year-old woman found with a small amount of cannabis.

It was a good day for one 11-year-old boy. His bicycle, which was stolen in February 2019, was found by officers and returned to the “extremely happy” youngster.

Sgt Mason Johnson of Swindon South community policing team said of Wednesday night’s swoop: “We’re very pleased with the results of the operation. We have received numerous reports from the public over the past few months in relation to anti-social behaviour in the area. These reports have assisted police in targeting those that are responsible.

“I hope the enforcement carried out this evening acts as a clear reminder to the individuals involved that we will actively target them if their behaviour does not cease.”