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Three charged with slavery offences after cannabis factory discovered in Wiltshire

The cannabis factory was discovered in a nuclear bunker Credit: Wiltshire Police

Three men have been charged with slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis factory in a nuclear bunker in Wiltshire.

Officers raided the former Ministry of Defence building in Chilmark earlier this week - discovering plants worth more than a million pounds. The three men also appeared in court today charged with conspiracy to produce the class B drug.


Woman dies after being hit by road maintenance truck in Swindon

The woman died outside the Arkells Brewery Credit: ITV News West Country

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a road maintenance vehicle in Swindon. It happened yesterday afternoon on Beechcroft Road near the Arkells Brewery. Police say the 32 year-old woman was found dead at the scene. It's been reported that she was on her way to pick up her child from a minder.

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: ITV News West Country

Officer are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened just before 4.30pm. The road has now re-opened after being closed overnight.

Police search of double murderer's former home extended

The search at a former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell is to be extended into next week.

The operation at 96 Broad Street in Swindon began on Monday and was expected to last for five days.

Work at the site will pause for the weekend on Friday, and we will reconvene and commence searching once again on Monday next week.

– DCI Jeremy Carter, Wiltshire Police

Police say the search is intelligence led, based on new information, and they emphasise they are not sure if they'll find anything.

Police have never searched the exterior of the property before and say that the search is unrelated to the current owners.

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