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Monday, 22 July, 2002, 17:13 GMT 18:13 UK
Cannabis haul seized by police
Cannabis with an estimated street value of up to 6m has been seized in Lancashire.

National Crime Squad officers discovered 3,000 kilos of the drugs at an industrial premises in Chorley on Friday, vacuum packed in one kilo blocks and concealed in wooden crates.

Four men have been arrested and all released without charge, with one of the men bailed pending further inquiries.

A spokesman said the Squad's detectives thought they had disrupted an international drugs supply network.


Student dies in quarry fall

An archaeology student died when he fell into a disused quarry in the Yorkshire Dales.

Darren Riddle, 26, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was working on a four-week Bradford University archaeological dig near Settle, when he disappeared on Friday.

A search was launched which included police, cave rescue teams and a RAF helicopter and his body was found on Friday night.

A spokesman said police are not treating his death as suspicious.


Man accused of abduction

A 31-year-old man who went missing with a schoolgirl has appeared in court, charged with abduction.

Daniel Trueman, of Arundel Avenue, Liverpool, appeared before magistrates on Monday.

Police launched a Europe-wide search when Mr Trueman and 14-year-old Louize Edem disappeared from their Sefton Park homes.

Mr Trueman was given conditional bail and will appear in court again next month.


Search for teenager in canal

Underwater teams are searching for a missing teenager feared dead after he fell off his bike into a Leeds canal.

Gareth Sonny Campbell, 16, was riding on the towpath at Woodlesford Lock when he seemed to lose his balance after stopping to talk to a man on a boat.

Police say he fell on to the boat and then into the water, on Sunday afternoon.

The boat owner jumped in to save him, but was only able to recover the boy's bike.

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