Cannabis factory found in Grimsby house

£70,000 worth of cannabis seized in Grimsby

Cannabis factory found in Grimsby house

Over 200 cannabis plants were seized by Humberside Police officers after being found at the property on Hainton Avenue in Grimsby.

Officers raided the address yesterday following a concern for safety report.

Nobody was at the property when officers arrived.

Instead, they discovered cannabis plants in varying stages of growth.

Police remained at the house at around 6pm yesterday.

An electrician from Northern Powergrid was also seen entering the property, after it was found that those responsible for other local factories had been illegally syphoning electricity, and following a recent cannabis factory fire.

Scene of Crime officers are expected to attend the scene to investigate further.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said:

“Officers attended a report of a concern for safety at an address on Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, yesterday afternoon.

“On attendance, no-one was found to be in the address but a large cannabis factory of almost 200 plants of varying stages of growth was discovered.

“The plants have been seized and enquiries remain active.”

Among the numerous other local raids by Humberside Police’s Operation Galaxy team is one at Immingham, where around 1,500 plants were found.

They has a total street value of £650,000.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

There was also one on Willingham Street which led to 300 cannabis plants being found and a 33-year-old man being arrested.


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