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£180,000 cannabis factory found in Bath

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.

Police seized up to 300 plants at a house in High Street, Twerton. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

“This is a significant discovery, thanks to local intelligence. Because of that we have taken out of circulation a very large amount of cannabis.”

– PC Adge Secker

Police chief says West forces should merge to tackle modern criminals

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Mike Veale, the Chief Constable of Wiltshire, thinks it's an "outdated idea" to have so many small forces in the country.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.

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