CLASS A drugs worth thousands of pounds have been found in Holywell in less than 24 hours.

A spokesman for the North Flintshire policing team said officers patrolled the High Street, around the Strand and into the woods with the assistance of police dogs Shadow and Thor.

Officers wrote on their Facebook page: "As Thor has been patrolling the woods we couldn't help but notice the two young men burst out of the bushes and run for their lives.

"Shadow has had a sniff around where they were stood and has located this chewing gum tub.

"The two young men are welcome to attend Holywell Police Station to collect their property."

Class A drugs estimated to be worth about £2,000 were found, taking the total discovered in Holywell in less than a day to be in the region of £3,000.

Inspector Gareth Cust said: "Operation Grittier has been set up in Holywell to tackle ongoing drug issues.

"We will be working closely with the residents and businesses.

"There will be more high visibility patrols in the area.

"Please stop and speak to the officers. You can report any suspicious behaviour via 101 or our Facebook page under 'Op Grittier'."

Meanwhile two people have been arrested in Holywell following the recovery of Class A drugs.

A spokesman for the North Flintshire policing team confirmed two people were arrested yesterday following a stop check by local officer.

They added: "A quantity of Class A drugs were recovered from someone's backside.

"Despite is not being a pleasant job it will not deter us from doing our utmost to stamp down on drug dealings in our town.

"A man has been charged with possession with intent to supply and has been remanded in police custody.

Anyone with concerns or information about drug use can contact police on 101 or the live webchat.