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Taunton gas blast: 'Cannabis' plants discovered

The scene of the explosion in Taunton
Image caption Fire crews rescued a man from the first floor flat in Gaunton Close, Taunton, following the explosion

Large plants, believed to be cannabis, have been found at a flat which was damaged in a suspected gas explosion, police said.

A man had to be rescued from the first-floor flat in Gaunton Close, Somerset, on Friday following the explosion.

He was taken to hospital suffering from burns.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said 12 large plants, six seedlings and dried vegetable matter have been removed from the premises.

Police also recovered lights and "a tent associated with the growing of cannabis plants".

Inquiries into the cause of the explosion are continuing.

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