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Cannabis farm unearthed

Dated: 02 Nov 2012

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Police have seized cannabis plants and equipment from a house in Fenham.

At 11:30am on Wednesday, October 31, police received a report of a cannabis farm having been discovered inside an address in Ladykirk Road.

Officers attended and found the loft of the premises was being used as a cannabis farm.

Around 350 plants, lights and cultivating equipment were seized by police.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or by ringing the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Farrimond said: "We will not tolerate the cultivation of cannabis in our communities and positive action will be taken at every opportunity.

"We're keen to hear from anyone who has information about suspicious or criminal activity in their neighbourhood and we'll always take appropriate action if we receive information about suspected drug use and supply in the area.

"We would ask residents to report any suspicious behaviour to their local officers so it can be investigated."

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