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Police seize cannabis worth £100,000 in Bristol

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Avon and Somerset Police have seized cannabis plants worth more than £100,000 from a property in Clifton, Bristol.

Acting on information provided, the officers entered the property on Whiteladies Road on June 28 at about 10.20pm.

More than 300 cannabis plants were seized which have a street value of more than £100,000.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of production of a controlled drug.

Officers have continued to search the building today.

Police enquiries are continuing.

Watch: 4 men steal over "a million pounds" worth of jewellery in broad daylight

Footage: Michael Gore

Police are investigating after a robbery at a jewellers on Princess Victoria Street in Clifton, Bristol at approximately 12.50pm today.

The owner of the store, Stephen Grey-Harris, told ITV News that he believes that the men got away with jewellery worth "in excess of one million pounds."

Four offenders arrived at the scene on motorbikes and used weapons to smash the store windows.

Princess Victoria Street remains closed as police continue to investigate the incident.

The scene after the robbery. Credit: ITV News


Bristol school's fond tribute to young man killed in suspected 'hit-and-run'

Daniel Hickey attended the Bristol Cathedral Choir School, and later played rugby for the Bristol Saracens. Credit: Family

A young Bristol rugby player killed in a suspected 'hit and run' in Clifton was beloved at school and awarded a prize for his contributions when he left, the principal has said.

25-year-old Daniel Hickey attended the Bristol Cathedral Choir School, and later played rugby for the Bristol Saracens.

The school's moving tribute to him joined dozens of others, including thoughts from Bristol mayor George Ferguson.

"Several colleagues here have fond memories of Dan and he was certainly held in high regard as a pupil: when he left in 2008, he was awarded our Becky Westlake Prize for Contributions to the Life of the School.”

– Neil Blundell, Principal, Bristol Cathedral Choir School

22-year-old Tayo Jones from Southville has been charged in connection with Daniel Hickey's death, including causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident. He appeared in court yesterday and has been remanded in custody until a hearing in October.

Two others, a 39-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, were also arrested, and are on bail until September 9.

Man charged over suspected hit-and-run death of young rugby player

25-year-old Daniel Hickey died from multiple injuries. Credit: SWNS

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after the body of a Bristol rugby player was found outside a pub.

22-year-old Tayo Jones from Southville appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court today. Other charges against him include failing to stop after an accident, driving other than in accordance with a licence; and using a car without third party insurance.

Daniel Hickey, a 25-year-old rugby player for the Bristol Saracens, died from multiple injuries. Tributes have poured in, describing him as a "legend" and "a great friend".

Police investigate "unexplained death" of man found outside pub in Clifton

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man in the Clifton area of Bristol.

A member of the public found the body of a young man in Gordon Road, near The Richmond pub, at around 6.45 this morning.

It's thought the man may have been the victim of a hit and run.

Det Supt Carolyn Belafonte said: “We have evidence which suggests the man may have been involved in a collision and we're focussing our inquiry on locating the vehicle involved.

“I’m appealing to anyone who was in the Clifton area in the early hours of this morning, specifically the area around Gordon Road which is close to the Students’ Union building, to call us if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

“We’re still trying to inform the man’s next of kin so we’re not able to give out any more details about him at this stage.”

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