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Drug arrests in Bristol

Police have arrested eight people for drugs offences after raids on homes in Bristol.

5 people are still in custody after the searches yesterday in homes in Staple Hill, Fishponds and Kingswood.

Police believe they have seized around £5,000 pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine.

Police arrested eight people in an operation to tackle the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Bristol and South Gloucestershire Credit: Avon & Somerset Constabulary

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Mum of boy who saved friends says he's a hero

Two teenagers are still in intensive care and four others in hospital after becoming seriously ill from taking drugs.

They started fitting and hallucinating at a house in Glastonbury after taking 2CB, a drug similar to ecstasy.

The teenagers were helped by their friend Jai Woods who hadn't taken the drug. Jai's mother, Kate, says her son is a hero:

Extended interview with boy who saved his friends

Two teenagers are still in intensive care and four others in hospital after becoming seriously ill from taking drugs. They started hallucinating at a house in Glastonbury after taking 2CB, a drug similar to ecstasy.

Luckily one of their friends hadn't taken the drug and was able to call the emergency services. Watch our interview with Jai Woods below.

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Six teenagers in hospital after taking drugs

Six teenagers from Glastonbury have been taken to hospital after becoming ill from taking drugs. Two are in a serious condition.

Police were called to an address in Northload Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. The six young people were given medical attention at the scene. Three were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and the other three to Yeovil hospital.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs and has been released on police bail. A Police investigation is underway.

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"Lindsay's acknowledged that she did her crime, but the punishment is not fair and not proportionate"

A woman from Redcar facing a firing squad in Indonesia has lodged an appeal against her death sentence.

Lindsay Sandiford was convicted last month of smuggling nearly five kilos of cocaine onto the island of Bali.

Judges refused to consider that she had helped the police to catch other members of the drugs gang when deciding her sentence.

Her new lawyer, who handed appeal papers to the court today, says that wasn't a fair decision.

Police thank public for help following drugs raid

Police have thanked members of the public for their help after arresting six people during a drugs raid in the Stroud and Dursley areas of Gloucestershire this morning (Thursday July 12th).

Today’s operation was part of our wider work to tackle drugs and firearms offences and to ensure that those involved in illegal activity are put before the courts. We are very grateful for the support of the local community this morning and hope that our actions today reflect the Constabulary’s commitment to combat these offences and keep the county’s streets safe.

– Chief Inspector Andy Wasley

The police are encouraging residents to continue to come forward with information about the use or supply of illegal drugs. People can contact police by dialling 101 or pass on information via Crimestoppers.

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