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Police discover 120 plants in cannabis grow after Fire Service attend house blaze

People with information are asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 618 of 18 September.

Police have discovered a cannabis grow of around 120 plants after they attended a major house fire along with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Neighbours in Harwill Crescent in Aspley had to be evacuated and the was closed yesterday while firefighters worked to get the blaze under control shortly before 5pm.

The electricity provider was also in attendance in order to cut the power.

Around 120 cannabis plants were found inside the loft, some of which were destroyed by fire. The rest were taken away by the Aspley neighbourhood team.

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector, Al Pearson, said: “No one was inside the property and thankfully there were no injuries as a result of this incident.

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“Early indications suggest the blaze was caused by the way the electricity had been manipulated. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish who was responsible for the cannabis grow, and we’d urge anyone with any information that could assist to get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity.

“Not only is cannabis growing illegal but it can also be extremely dangerous due to the fire risk where electricity has been bypassed, especially if people are living in adjoining homes, where it poses a risk to neighbours.

“Information from the public is vital in helping us crack down on crime and I’d urge anyone with any information about suspected illegal activity in their community to get in touch with us.”

People with information are asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 618 of 18 September.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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