POLICE discovered a machete and drugs in a New Milton property after arresting a man on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

Officers attended an address on Tuesday after an officer was assaulted in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He was arrested for assault and an offence under the Public Order Act.

While officers were at the property they saw some cannabis and the male was further arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

A search of the property revealed more cannabis, evidence of drug dealing and a machete, which was seized.