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£300,000 cannabis grow discovered in Clifton

A man has appeared in court after a police team discovered a large cannabis grow inside a house.
Officers were called to Bridgnorth Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, at around 11 am on Friday (3 February) after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

The city centre Operation Reacher team, which is currently on secondment in the Clifton area, attended and found more than 300 cannabis plants in multiple rooms at the property.

Thirty-seven-year-old Hung Van Phan was charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis and abstracting or using electricity without authority.

Phan, of no fixed abode, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (6 February) and was remanded in custody. He will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 6 March 2023.

Sergeant Louise Ellis, of the city centre Operation Reacher team, said:

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“Operation Reacher teams deal with crimes that impact seriously on communities and I am pleased we hit the ground running after being asked to assist the neighbourhood policing team in Clifton.

“Cannabis production is far from being harmless. It can often be linked to wider, organised criminality and puts neighbouring families at risk because of the dangerous electrical wiring and bypassing we often find at cannabis grows.

“We rely on information from local people, so building up trust and confidence with the public is imperative.

“I urge the public to keep reporting to us because the more information we get, the better intelligence picture we can build and the more robust action we can take.

“We really value information supplied by the public and will always act on it, where appropriate, to keep people safe from harm and make a positive difference in our communities.”

Nottinghamshire Police has had 12 Operation Reacher teams operating since October 2020 to react quickly to community concerns, disrupt organised criminality and build stronger relationships with residents.

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