A RAID on a Boscombe store and flat led to reportedly illegal cigarettes and tobacco being seized by police and trading standards.

Officers from Boscombe Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a warrant at the commercial premises in the pedestrianised area of precinct on Thursday morning.

The police dog unit assisted with the operation, which involved a search of the shop as well as the flat above.

A Bournemouth Police spokesperson: "A large quantity of illegal cigarettes, tobacco and cash seized along with suspected cannabis. Enquires are ongoing.

"This warrant was obtained due to community intelligence. Please continue to report suspicious activity to us."

Bournemouth Echo: Picture: Bournemouth PolicePicture: Bournemouth Police

The Daily Echo has contacted Dorset Police and BCP Council for comment.

More follows.

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