CANNABIS with a street value of £5,600 has been seized in a Hampshire town.

Police raided a property in Riverside Place, Fordingbridge, and arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply.

Officers executed a pre-planned drug warrant at 9.15am yesterday as part of an attempt to disrupt the disruption and supply of cannabis.

A police spokesman said: "Officers searched a property, resulting in the seizure of cannabis related to suspected cultivation of drugs.

"The cannabis, which has an approximate street value of £5,600, were seized along with a number of mobile phones.

"A 19-year-old man from Fordingbridge was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with the intent to supply.

"Local neighbourhood policing teams and PCSOs will be patrolling the area, conducting house-to-house enquiries and offering reassurance to the local community."

New Forest North district officer PC Tom Neal added: "We rely upon our communities to contact us and tell us when they have concerns over issues which they feel need police consideration.

"We’re grateful to the local community who continue to provide key information relating to such activity.

"Following support from our communities, our officers are working hard to ensure we continue to target those people who persist in committing crime and bringing harm to our communities in this way.”