A POLICE sniffer dog visited Milford Haven School yesterday (December 18), as part of the school's wider drugs education strategy.

Dyfed-Powys Police carried out high visibility searches to ensure no illegal substances had been brought onto the premises.

Officers, along with police dog Thea, spent time at the school, where some pupils and areas of the grounds were searched.

PC Adam Bateman said: “This was a proactive exercise to show pupils at the school that if they thought about taking drugs onto school grounds we would be able to find them.

“As a precautionary measure, an area of the school grounds was searched by the police dog in order to establish whether any drugs were present.

“We are pleased to report that no drugs were found.”

Ceri-Ann Morris, headteacher at Milford Haven School, said: "It is important that we ensure a safe, creative educational environment which is key to the future health of the community.

"We have confidence that this is an effective part of the overall drugs education strategy.

"Yesterday’s events were part of normal community policing to be visible in the community and the school is part of the Milford Haven Community.

"No drugs were found on any of the pupils as a result of the visit."