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Scouts find pistol stashed in a hedge during litter pick

A group of Scouts found more than they bargained for during a litter pick in Kidderminster after spotting an air pistol in a hedge.

The air pistol found in Kidderminster
The air pistol found in Kidderminster

The Scouts alerted the police after finding the air pistol in the hedge.

North Worcestershire Police tweeted last night: "This air pistol handed in to us after being found in a hedge by Scouts doing a litter pick in Kidderminster.

"Please dispose of air weapons responsibly, such as handing into a police station for disposal."

It was a busy day for North Worcestershire Police yesterday after being called to a fire at 9.30am which led to the discovery of a cannabis farm.

North Worcestershire Police tweeted: "A male was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis after a large cannabis farm was discovered on Mill Street #Kidderminster.

"Fire control responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey derelict building shortly before 9.30am yesterday morning."

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