A MAN from Tenbury Wells has been charged with cannabis production.

Thang Van Nguyen, aged 33 and of no fixed address, was arrested at an address in Tenbury.

He appeared in Kidderminster Magistrates' Court today (January 25) where he was remanded in custody. He will next appear in court on February 26.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "A man from Tenbury Wells has been charged with production of cannabis yesterday (January 24).

"Thang Van Nguyen, aged 33, was charged with the offence after he was arrested.

"He appeared before Kidderminster Magistrates' Court today (January 25) where he was remanded in custody.

"This week is neighbourhood policing week where we will be highlighting the work we do every day to tackle criminal activities such as anti-social behaviour, burglaries, shoplifting, violence, domestic abusive, hate crimes and drugs that impact your neighbourhood."

Giving more information about neighbourhood policing week, Chief Superintendent Edd Williams, the local policing command lead, said: "This week, we are shining a light on some of the measures we take to protect communities.

"Our neighbourhood teams are key to building confidence through engaging with residents, businesses and partners which make a real difference in informing the priorities of our organisation.

"The communities we serve also help to keep everyone safe by providing intelligence, whether that be reporting non-emergency crimes via our website, by attending one of our police surgeries or by talking to us on the beat, to help shape our responses and bring criminals to justice.

"We can ensure that West Mercia continues to be one of the safest places to live and work."

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion added: "I welcome the work taking place, as part of neighbourhood policing week, to shine a spotlight on efforts that take place all year round and bring offenders to justice.

"As your voice in policing, I will continue to ensure West Mercia Police has the resources and tools it needs to focus on priorities and be evermore visible and accessible in your community."