A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was found with heroin and cocaine in his bottom following a drugs raid in Worcester.

Officers from Warndon and Gorse Hill safer neighbourhood team raided a property in Chedworth Drive, Warndon, and seized drug paraphernalia and a large machete.

The boy, from Wolverhampton, was a missing person and is thought to have been used by drug dealers in the movement of drugs.

Detective inspector Tony Garner described the boy as "vulnerable".

He said: "A 13-year-old boy was found in Worcester last week with heroin and cocaine plugged.

"He was dealt with as a victim.

"We believe he was used to traffic the movement of drugs.

"He was placed in police protective custody and was handed social services until the child was reunited with his mother.

"The child was a missing person from Wolverhampton, he was exceptionally young- the youngest I have ever came across.

"I want to explain to others just how vulnerable these people are, they need our help."

Russell Hawkes, aged 37, of Chedworth Drive, Warndon, Worcester, was charged with breaching his court bail.

Kaylum Logan, aged 18, of Barnes Hill, Birmingham, was charged with two count of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

He appeared for a pre-hearing at Worcester Magistrates' Court on Saturday, November 18.

Inspector Garner said the bust was part of Operation Blade, which launched in September, as a project to push back the cross-border gangs.

The raid took place on Thursday, November 16.