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The entire house in High Street, Twerton had been converted into a cannabis farm. 300 plants with a street value of £180,000 were seized.
Police were called on Tuesday evening after a neighbour thought a burglary was taking place.
Two men were seen running away from the back of the house and jumping over the garden gate. They have not yet been found.
“This is a significant discovery, thanks to local intelligence. Because of that we have taken out of circulation a very large amount of cannabis.”
A chief constable has said that all of the region's police forces should be merged into a single constabulary to help cut costs and better deal with the modern criminal.
Mike Veale, the Chief Constable of Wiltshire, thinks it's an "outdated idea" to have so many small forces in the country.
He hopes his county could merge with Avon and Somerset and Gloucestershire to protect front-line services.
Former Avon and Somerset police chief found guilty of making inappropriate advances to female colleagues takes up new role at security firmRead the full story ›
Somerset mum makes powerful plea against drink driving following the death of her daughter in Taunton.Read the full story ›
Avon and Somerset Police are beginning a campaign to stop drink and drug driving over Christmas by publicly naming offenders.Read the full story ›
Avon and Somerset Police will be able to avoid front-line cuts to policing after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement yesterday.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for the public's help after the body of a man was found in the water in Bristol harbour.
The body was found at Redcliffe Quay yesterday (21 Nov) shortly before 12.45pm by a member of the public who found the body in the water.
Although formal identification has not yet been completed, police believe the deceased to be Andrew Bakehouse, 49, from the Redcliffe area of Bristol. His next of kin have been informed.
We now need to piece together his movements prior to yesterday afternoon. We would ask anyone who might have seen or heard from Andrew in the last few days to come forward.
Any information, regardless of how insignificant you think it might be, could be crucial to this investigation.