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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.

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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."