A first year student was arrested and charged for possession with intent to supply class B drugs, after a police drugs bust at Penrhyn Road on Friday.
A convoy of two police vans and three cars descended on the university in a late afternoon drugs raid, arrested a first year sociology student who had been in the beer garden of the Space Bar. They confiscated drugs and cash.
The group of police were aided by the university security guards. In the ensuing fracas, two other male students were involved and at least one of the university security guards received minor injuries.
An unnamed friend of the arrested student said he had witnessed the event: “[The arrested man] was rolling some cannabis on a £5 note when two security guards turned up. He tried to put it away but they were too quick and got him on the floor.”
The police had been alerted by security guards watching suspicious activity on CCTV cameras on campus.
The student attended Kingston magistrates court on Saturday March 15.