Cannabis factory discovered following charity theft

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Cannabis factory discovered following charity theft

A suspected cannabis factory has been uncovered at a property in De Grey Street, Hull, after an officer spotted two men stealing clothes from a charity collection bin.

Two men in a silver van were spotted taking clothes from the Fire Fighters Charity collection point in Clough Road and driving away at 4.50pm on Thursday, 23 April.

Officers stopped the vehicle in Helsinki Road and two men, aged 45 and 34, were arrested on suspicion of theft and going equipped to steal.

Both remain in our custody. The clothes were recovered and have been returned to the charity.

A further investigation has also been launched after searches of properties linked to the men uncovered approximately 70 plants, which police now believe to be cannabis.

This follows several other incidents where cannabis farms were found in the local area.

If you have any information that could assist Humberside Police with their investigations, please call the non-emergency 101 line quoting 16/47278/20.

If you’d rather not give your name, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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