TWO teenagers have been questioned by police in Poole after allegedly being found to be in possession of a kitchen knife and Class A drugs.

Three were stopped and searched for drugs by Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team outside the Co-Op store on Oakdale Road at 10am on Saturday, May 8.

Two boys were detained and are assisting police with enquiries.

A spokesman from Poole Police said three were stopped by Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team outside Co-Op on Dale Valley Road junction Oakdale Road.

“The 14 and two 12-year-olds were stop searched for drugs," the spokesman said.

"Two boys were detained and are assisting Police with enquiries.”

The arrests were made as Dorset Police look to crack down on public disorder and anti-social behaviour among young people in the area through Operation Hacienda.

The spokesman added: “Operation Hacienda is currently running in Poole. It targets teenagers carrying weapons and dealing Class A drugs.

“This particular group was dealt with due to one of them, the 14-year-old, being an Operation Hacienda priority target nominal.

“There are increasing reports of children grooming other children in what police refer to as CCE - Child Criminal Exploitation.

“Dorset Police are targeting this behaviour heavily to protect further young people being drawn into criminality. More information can be found on”