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Man dumps bags into bin near home smelling of cannabis

As police approached the detached house, they noticed a man placing large bags inside a wheelie bin. He then ran off into Crystal Palace Park.

Some of the 500 plants found inside the south London property Credit: Metropolitan Police

Sergeant Rob Goodwin from Bromley Police said: “This seizure represents a major and unexpected dent in the network of cannabis supply in the South East London area and was brought about through proactive local neighbourhood policing”.

Police smell cannabis and uncover huge drug factory

Met Police have uncovered a huge drug factory in south London after driving past a house and noticing a strong smell of cannabis. When they went inside the property near Crystal Palace Park, this is what they found.

Cannabis factory uncovered by police in South London Credit: Metropolitan Police

Four large rooms were set up to grow cannabis, with in excess of 500 fully grown plants inside.

Crystal Palace strikeforce 'could keep season alive'

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis says he hopes he has a strikeforce capable of keeping Crystal Palace's season alive until the January transfer window opens. A first half header from Marouane Chamakh's sealed a 1-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday night.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis Credit: Press Association

The win lifts Crystal Palace off the foot of the Barclays Premier League, but only three points from safety. Tony Pulis seems to be getting the best Marouane Chamakh and fellow forward Cameron Jerome, and he wants the duo to keep his side in with a shout of survival, adding:

"Chamakh and Cameron never stopped running. Their effort and commitment gave everyone a lift. Chamakh has got good quality and is a good player, he just needs some confidence and hopefully that goal will give him some confidence to grow into the player we need."

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Crystal Palace appoint Pulis as manager

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis previously managed Stoke City. Credit: PA

Pulis will take charge of the Barclays Premier League side following today's match at Hull.

Pulis will be in the stands at the KC Stadium as caretaker boss Keith Millen leads the Eagles for the final time.

Pulis' first game in charge of Palace will come away to Norwich next weekend.

'Time to impress', says Crystal Palace caretaker manager

Caretaker manager Keith Millen has urged the Crystal Palace players to make an impression when they face Arsenal on Saturday. The former Bristol City boss has taken the reigns at Selhurst Park on a temporary basis after Ian Holloway parted company by mutual consent earlier in the week. He said:

Caretaker manager Keith Millen Credit: Press Association

Keith Millen said: "It really is a challenge. It is the fixture we looked at when it came out at the start of the season. It is the reason we worked so hard last year to get promoted.

"That Wembley day seems a long way off now, how quickly things can change. But I just want the lads to enjoy the occasion, they are not doing it for me as I have told them I'm not looking for the job.

"A new manager will be coming in and it is down to them to start impressing the new manager, whoever that may be, and I think that starts on Saturday."

Arsene Wenger not 'overly concerned' about Wilshere

Arsene Wenger also spoke about Jack Wilshere's ankle. He said he was not "overly concerned", but will keep a close eye on his fitness. Wilshere will be assessed ahead of Saturday game after being substituted during the second half of the midweek Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere gets medical treatment during the Champions League
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere gets medical treatment during the Champions League Credit: Press Association

Arsene Wenger believes with careful management, Wilshere can maintain his fitness following a frustrating spell on the sidelines which scuppered his hopes of playing at both Euro 2012 and the London Olympics: Wenger said:

"No it is not a major problem, but as I told you before the season started I will have to monitor him until he is completely through that period with any doubts and that is what I tried to do."

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