POLICE launched a crackdown on pushers bringing drugs into Winchester yesterday.

Hampshire Police and British Transport Police carried out the operation at Winchester railway station.

Twelve officers, six from each force, were at the scene with two sniffer dogs from 10am-2pm inspecting people at the gates.

There were 12 stop and searches, with two street warnings given out for possession of cannabis.

It was part of a wider month-long anti-drugs operation, with the station targeted based on intelligence that drugs were being brought into Winchester by train.