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Man jumps from first-floor window as police investigate cannabis smell at Fordingbridge address

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A MAN jumped from a first-floor window in a bid to escape police investigating suspected cannabis use in Fordingbridge.

Officers were patrolling the town during a crackdown on anti-social behaviour and nuisance on Saturday when they noticed a strong smell of the class B drug coming from an address’s first-floor window.

The suspect made his escape through a rear window as police went to the door.

Cannabis was smelt coming from a first-floor window
Cannabis was smelt coming from a first-floor window

A police Facebook post afterwards said: “On foot patrol in Fordingbridge to deal with ASB and nuisance, discovering strong smell of cannabis coming from front first floor window of address in town.

“On enquires at door, male jumped from rear first-floor window to escape police.

“Male now identified, with police enquiries in hand and return visits planned.”

The post added: “Cannabis is illegal and though not as dangerous as class A drugs, does bring misery to communities with organised criminal groups involved in exploitation of vulnerable persons, modern day slavery and violence.”

Those who know anyone dealing cannabis should contact Hampshire officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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