POLICE found a large number of marijuana plants as part of a crackdown on drugs and anti-social behaviour in a Herefordshire town, councillors have heard.

Police officers have been focusing on addressing drug-related activity in Leominster by issuing out warrants in the town and, in one recent case, seizing 800 marijuana plants, minutes from a recent meeting of Leominster Town Council revealed.


A representative from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team reportedly told the council that they regularly receive information regarding drug activity in the town and that there are plain clothes operations taking place where key individuals are being stopped and searched for drugs.

The representative was also said to be concerned that anti-social behaviour, partly a result of underage drinking, was continuing to be a problem in the town.

 To tackle this issue, the Safer Neighbourhood Team have been arranging a number of activities to engage with young people. They recently held three Police Super Bowl events at the Grove Golf and Bowl in Fordbridge, which were attended by a total of 60 children.