A TEENAGER has been arrested for a drug offence after a motorbike was stolen.

Officers were out looking for stolen motorbikes on Tuesday in Bransbury Close when they spotted a bike with a missing number plate.

Police said the bike had been recently used - and subsequently arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of theft.

A raid at his home uncovered mobile phones, weighing scales and a box containing white powder.

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Officers said he was then arrested on suspicion of having a controlled Class A drug.

A Hampshire police statement said: "He was released under investigation while enquiries continue.

"The motorbike’s owner was contacted and will be reunited with his property.

"If you have any information about stolen motorcycles in Southampton, including those involved and where they are being stored, please contact us on 101 or report online."

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