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Cannabis plants worth more than £250,000 seized in Bristol raid

Cannabis plants seized in St George, Bristol Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police officers have seized more than 300 cannabis plants with a street value of more than £250,000 in St George, Bristol.

Police raided a house in Fir Tree Lane on Thursday morning following complaints from members of the public about anti-social behaviour.

At the address officers found the cannabis plants along with drug-growing paraphernalia including special lighting and growing equipment, which have now been recovered.

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious in the Firtree Lane area recently, or who has any other information which could help our inquiry, to call 101 and quote log number 228 of 21 January.

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I'm angry at the lack of support he received, he was definitely not a criminal, he was a good man, a good family man.

He worked hard, and he should have been given support for his problem.

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