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Large and ‘sophisticated’ cannabis grow discovered in Beeston

Police discovered a large and ‘sophisticated’ cannabis grow in a house after a report of suspicious activity outside the property.

Officers were called to Lower Road in Beeston after a group of men were seen entering the house and leaving with large bags before loading them onto a white van in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 30 May 2021).

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When police arrived, they searched the house and a substantial cannabis grow was found inside.

Approximately 120 plants were found across three rooms and electricity had been bypassed in order to power the growing equipment.

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Police are now working to establish the circumstances of the grow and are appealing for any information that could aid them in their investigation.

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Inspector Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great piece of work by officers who attended the incident who followed their intuition to find a sophisticated cannabis grow.

“There is a perception that cannabis growing and consumption is a victimless crime but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Growing and dealing drugs has a detrimental impact on communities and we will not tolerate this kind of activity.

“We will continue to clamp down on drug dealing and it is always a very good result to stop this activity at source and prevent drugs from being sold on the streets.

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“Growing cannabis is also incredibly dangerous and poses a significant fire risk. Just this week we saw a cannabis grow set fire at a three-story building in Meadow Lane, causing significant damage to the building an nearby properties.

“I am now asking for anyone who may have any information about this grow to come forward by calling 101 and quoting incident number 144 of 30 May 2021.”

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