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Bristol cannabis grows targeted by suspected thieves

Four people have been arrested following an attempted burglary in St Paul’s. A house in William Street, which police say contained suspected cannabis plants, was targeted in an attempted burglary in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, May 14).

Police officers were called by a member of the public to reports of a group of people trying to break into a house on William Street at around 2.10am today. Avon and Somerset Police said suspected cannabis plants were grown at the home targeted by the attempted burglary.



Four people walking nearby were arrested and a car was impounded following further enquiries. The men were in their twenties from London, Essex and Hertfordshire, who were all arrested on suspicion of theft and all remain in police custody.

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Officers thanked members of the public who called 999 to report their suspicions. In a statement, Avon and Somerset Police said: “Four people are in police custody after officers were called to a suspected burglary in progress in St Paul’s, Bristol.

“The call came in just before 2.10am today, Tuesday May 14, reporting that a group of people were trying to break into a house on William Street. Officers attended, arrested four men on foot nearby and after further enquiries, impounded a car.

“Suspected cannabis plants were grown in the targeted house. Four men in their twenties from London, Essex and Hertfordshire, who were all arrested on suspicion of theft, remain in police custody.

“Officers would like to thank members of the public who called 999 to report their suspicions.”