A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested for possession of cocaine and cannabis after pub door staff alerted police.

The boy had been spoken to by police officers after hurling abuse at them outside a Bournemouth pub.

But as officers left the scene a doorman heard the boy say: "Good job they didn't search us - I've got coke in my sock."

The doorman at the pub, near the Lansdowne in Bournemouth, called the officers back and told them what he had said.

He was stopped and searched outside a nearby Subway branch and was found to have cocaine in a bag inside his sock and cannabis in his pocket.

The boy, who lives in Hampshire, appeared at Poole Youth Court in connection with the offence, committed last summer.

He was accompanied to court by his mum and step-dad and admitted possession of 86 milligrams of class A drug cocaine and possession of a quantity of class B drug cannabis.

The court heard the boy had left school shortly before the offences were committed in June last year but has since started an apprenticeship.

The boy told the court: "It was just a stupid time really - I didn't have anything to do with my time."

His mum added: "Since he got the job we have had no trouble."

The court was told the teenager appeared before Southampton Youth Court in December and was given a conditional discharge for an offence of assault.

He was given a further conditional discharge of 18 months for the Bournemouth offences as well as being ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.