Police bust ANOTHER cannabis farm in Northampton after being called to attempted burglary

Officers were called after witnesses saw three men attempting to break in

By Carly Odell
Friday, 3rd July 2020, 1:27 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 1:36 pm

Another cannabis farm has been discovered by police in Northampton.

Officers were called to Clarke Road in Abington at around 3.30am today (July 3) after witnesses reported seeing three men attempting to break in to the house.

The men had made off by the time officers attended, but due to concern for the welfare of residents, they gained access to the property.

Around 200 plants were found inside the property.

Inside they found a significant amount of cannabis - around 200 plants - being cultivated throughout the property.

Local residents have reported that police were in the area for a significant amount of time into the day dealing with the incident.

PC Russell Barnes said: “This was an extensive set up with approximately 200 plants being cultivated across all floors of the house.

“Although this offence was discovered as a result of officers attending a burglary, it was due to the vigilance and community spirit of members of the public who reported the suspicious activity that we became aware and were able to take action.

Police have thanked vigilance and community spirit for helping them find the property.

“Information from the community is vital in helping us gather the intelligence and evidence we need to tackle drug related crime.

"Thanks to the support of the public, a number of active cannabis factories have been discovered in recent weeks as part of our ongoing crackdown on the production and supply of illegal drugs, and I’d like to thank the community for their ongoing help and support.

“Tackling drug crime is a priority for Northamptonshire Police and I would urge the community to keep reporting suspicious activity to us, whatever form it takes."

This raid comes shortly after police found ten cannabis factories across the county in just two weeks, as they crack down on Northamptonshire's drug crimes.

Anyone with information relating to this incident or who is aware of or concerned about any other suspicious activity in the area is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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