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£300,000 cannabis factory found after Nottingham house floods

Police discovered a large cannabis factory in the loft and bedrooms of a house after concerns were raised by neighbours.

More than 300 plants and bags full of the Class B drug were found when officers raided the property in Bilborough on Sunday (14 May).

The City West neighbourhood policing team was alerted to the growth by a neighbour who had noticed a water leak spreading into her own property.

When they went to investigate, officers forced entry to the house and discovered it was flooded and severely water-damaged.

The roof in the kitchen had collapsed because of the leak, which originated in the upstairs bathroom, and the electricity supply had been bypassed.

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Severn Trent engineers have now turned off the water supply and National Grid attended to switch off the power.

Police Constable Gina Northwood, of the City West neighbourhood policing team, said: “The condition we found this house in demonstrates very clearly the hazards involved whenever cannabis is produced in residential areas like this.

“The property was completely flooded and water-damaged, and the thought of tampering with the electricity supply in such conditions is alarming.

“It shatters once again the myth that grows like this are harmless and cannabis production is a victimless crime.

“I am grateful for the valuable information passed on by people living nearby which has allowed us to put this cannabis factory out of use and seize the drugs.

“If you have similar concerns about a property close to where you live, please get in touch with officers.

“If anyone has any information which could help with our investigation, please call police on 101, quoting incident number 388 of 14 May 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

All the cannabis seized from the address will be destroyed and the equipment used to power the grow removed.

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