FOUR people have been arrested after a police raid just off Mount Pleasant in Redditch.

During the raid, at the end of last month, officers found a large quantity of class A drugs, a large amount of cash, and a "nasty looking" German dagger emblazoned with a swastika.

A police spokesman said that the four arrested have been released on investigation, while the investigation continues.

They said: "Officers executed a s23 drugs warrant Redditch. Large quantity of class A, large amount of cash, and a nasty looking knife were all seized from the address."

The raid was part of the county lines initiate which relates to the supply of Class A drugs, primarily crack cocaine and heroin, from cities to market towns, coastal areas and rural locations by young people, using a branded mobile phone line.