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Police appeal over Wych Elm cannabis farm

News / Mon 22nd Jun 2015 at 03:01pm

Cannabis FactoryPOLICE have appealed for information following the discovery of hundreds of cannabis plants growing near Harlow town centre.

A total of 723 plants in various stages of growth were seized when officers executed a search warrant at disused offices at Wych Elm House in Hamstel Road on Sunday June 21.

Officers also seized extensive and advanced hydroponics equipment which had been used in the cultivation of the plants.

The crop has a potential street value of more than £1m and the equipment was thought to have been worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Investigating officer Pc Tim Knights said: “We received information about the site on Saturday evening and a search warrant was obtained overnight. Officers executed the warrant at about 7am on Sunday morning.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries into who set up and was running the unit and we are appealing for information from the public.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw people regularly going to the site and perhaps carrying large boxes of equipment or seedlings.

“We also urge people to let us know if they see any signs of cannabis cultivation. The usual signs are blacked out windows, people regularly attending sites that are disused and regular deliveries of large boxes or materials to empty properties.”

Anyone with information about the Wych Elm House site should contact Pc Knights at Harlow police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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1 Comment for Police appeal over Wych Elm cannabis farm:

jarrett
2015-06-23 11:01:13

Perhaps if they had plotted up for a few days they may have got a nick out of it but seeing as they were informed by the Sun by all accounts they no doubt had to act,so much for proactive policing.

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