A group of children were warned by police after being detained in a picturesque village in Gloucestershire during an anti-drug operation.

Cotswold's Neighborhood Police Team officials were waiting in unmarked vehicles when they were informed by the villagers about the unruly behavior in front of a cafe in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Seven officers stormed the teenagers as they loitered outside the Green and Pleasant Cafe, seizing drug paraphernalia and alcohol.

The adolescents were arrested shortly before their release on Friday, February 8.

In a statement, PCSO Charlie Symes of the Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "All the youths were arrested and searched by officials who seized alcohol and drug paraphernalia and destroyed them in the Stow police station.

"New, body-worn cameras were used by officers to obtain further evidence when a man stopped meeting the officers' requirements.

"The details of the youth were taken over, a warning issued and they were allowed to go on.

"Today we took another positive step towards reducing ASB and drug use in Bourton and would like to thank the members of the public who have taken the time to call us and report incidents."

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