A MAN suspected of drug offences ran from police after being stopped in an Andover park.

Plain clothed officers targeted ‘Rocket Park’ in King George Road yesterday (Thursday) following recent reports of drug dealing.

According to police, one man ran from officers but was caught with drugs and a knife, his accomplice was then found at a nearby address with more drugs and cash.

The two men were arrested and taken into custody.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “An 18-year-old man from Charlton, Andover, and an 18-year-old man from Gravesend, Kent, were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

“They were both released from custody but remain under investigation.”