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Louis Tomlinson in Twitter row with police over cannabis discovery

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image captionFormer One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has 33m Twitter followers

A pop star has questioned the police's use of social media after officers posted a tweet about discovering a cannabis farm in a house.

Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson accused West Yorkshire officers of "gloating" over the raid.

In a Twitter post the Doncaster-born star said: "Surely as law enforcement you should be rising above 'venting' to your followers."

Police discovered the Keighley cannabis farm due to a lack of snow on the roof.

The heat levels required to grow cannabis plants meant any settled snow had melted. A raid on the property off Arctic Street in Keighley led police to uncover 322 plants.

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Following tweets by police officers showing the scene Mr Tomlinson asked his 33m followers; "Goes without saying the work the English police do is incredible but why the need for individual twitters?"

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In response one of the officers PC Sam Hollins responded: "Because engagement breaks down barriers, more often than not it lets people feel the police are the people, not just anonymous uniforms."

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