Police appeal for witnesses after cannabis factory discovered by workmen

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(Last Updated On: September 11, 2019)

Police have appealed to the public for information after a cannabis factory was discovered in Devon.

Police say more than 460 cannabis plants were seized from the property in Plymouth last week.

The discovery was made by workmen investigating a gas leak.

Detective Constable Nathan Drew, of Plymouth CID, said: “Police are appealing for witnesses who saw any suspicious males entering or leaving the address over the last few months to come forward.

“We are seeking two males of Asian appearance who had rented the property.

“The upstairs and loft had been converted, leaving the downstairs area normal-looking. Anyone visiting, such as the landlord, were none-the-wiser.

“The tenants had been there for approximately nine months and were able to operate without raising any suspicions of their unsuspecting neighbours.”

Anyone who has information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/80925/19.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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